NEW FOR 2023 AND 2024: THEE WRITE AWAY
3, 4 or 7 DAY WRITERS RETREATS IN NEW ZEALAND
Thee Write Away is a 4-, 3- or 7-day Writer's Retreat in Rotorua, New Zealand
Learn fast, write slow.
Unleash your creativity in an unforgettable writer’s retreat experience.
Relax and recharge in New Zealand’s only ‘Hot Tub Valley’ - a thermal wonderland with natural hot springs, steaming fumaroles and splendor of colour. This natural environment abounds with inspiration and a unique vibrational essence for inner transformation.
Rotorua is a sacred because of its deep connection between the land and people.
Create the space to view humanity through a story you’re proud to share.
Develop your intuition, clarify your purpose and reveal your authentic voice.
Discover your unique story with the support of our writer’s community, tutors and book coaches.
- 2023: starts Tuesday 14th through to Monday 20th of November 2023. Choose 4, 3 or 7 days.
- 2024: or starts Tuesday 20th February to Monday 26th February 2024. Choose 4, 3 or 7 days.
- ANYTIME: or personalise your own private writer's retreat, starting any day of the year.
Free your voice
Tell your stories!
! NEW SCHEDULE FOR 2023 !
! WEE WRITE INN COMMUNITY EVENTS !
Our Wee Write Inns are monthly community sessions for writers of all genres and stages.
Sometimes we have small live events, other times we connect via zoom.
Our next Session is Saturday 16 September 2023 by zoom
Theme: Why structure makes the story
Join us on-line or in person.
To book, or view the full schedule for 2023 please visit our ticketing and information page.
The Great Write Inn: on-line school for writers
EVER WONDERED WHAT IT WOULD FEEL LIKE
TO BE A MARVELLOUS STORY TELLER?
Ignite your passion as a story teller.
Have you always wanted to write "something" but didn't know where to start?
The Great Write Inn is an on-line school for writers.
Offering a series of MasterClasses, creative writing exercises and inspiration to take your idea all the way through to a published short story.
We've created a seven step-by-step process for at-home learners.
Ideal for writers with lower mobility or not inclined to travel away from home.
2023 CLASSES - NOW TAKING ENQUIRIES
2022 SPRING FESTIVAL
The Great Write Away
Workshops + Holiday = Retreat in New Zealand
Live or Virtual format (Replays now avaialable)
Hosted by Story Telling Legends
7 DAYS ONLY
ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL
Monday 26th September - Sunday 2 October 2022
Find your tribe
Discover your voice
Tell your stories
The Great Write Inn: Live Event 16-17 October 2021
Watch the video to reflect on the happy memories
Click the video to take a stroll down memory lane of the Great Write Inn Live Event in Dunedin.
Set to music by Matthew Hollinsgworth, this is a collection of the photographic highlights of the Opening Address, held at Olveston - Dunedin's beloved Edwardian Historic Home.
The Great Write Inn was officially opened by the Mayor of Dunedin, Aaron Hawkins and Festival Director, Julia Anne and attended by first cohort of guest writers.
New 2023 Event Great Write Inn @ Olveston
Community Event: International Women's Day
Friday 12 March 2021
As our Tourism Industry takes a nose-dive and is in survival mode - there is a new Economy on the rise.
With Bay of Plenty Hostesses opening up their homes to $1Million of domestic visitors - the Sharing Economy is a new light on the horizon.
New Zealand women are some of the world's best hosts.
Join us for a Celebration of International Women's Day and how New Zealand women are poised to benefit from the new "Shared Access" Economy. Hear from Look After Me Founder and Managing Director, Dr Julia Anne, how women are re-defining hospitality, manaakitanga and looking after our guests.
Tickets $10 - At Event Finder.
Photos and Press
Sponsorship Community Event
Zonta's Festival in the Garden
25 November 2020
After a year like 2020, being part of a community has never been so important. Zonta clubs are a group of business and professional women who raise money for projects that empower women and girls.
Look After Me was proud to be the major sponsor for the raffle prize for the Zonta Club of Rotorua's fundraiser - a "Go Slow" three night accomodation and hot pool package.
Photos and Press
Rhythm and Rhymes: Friday 28 August 2020
A dance party with a rhythemical twist.
An unofficial National Poetry Day event where people came to rock their frock and slam dunk rhyme if they wanted to.
Four hours of dance party music, performance poets and slammers, a bowl of food and first drink.
Cover Charge $14 or General Admission (including food & drink) $39.
This event won TV3 The Project's Whip Around for being the best place in New Zealand to be on 28 August 2020.
Frock IT Fashion - planning underway for 2023
Always wanted to explore your inner fashionista?
Come along to our Frock It! Event; you’ll end up in stitches!
Frock it with fabric, fibre, felt and fashion.
Will you retro or glam, up-cycle or re-cycle?
Learn different approaches to making your own fabulous clothes.
Stay 'n' Clay - planning underway for 2023
Go absolutely potty!
Join us for a four day Festival of Clay where you can explore various pottery and ceremic arts and activities.
Spin a wheel, get glazin’ or raku if you want to.
Build, mosaic, mould and get very, very messy.
Accommodation packages based on your interests
We're on a mission to connect like-minded people through our events and accommodation.
Search on common interests like 'pottery', 'writing', 'cycling', 'golf' etc, to find accomodation where you can enjoy your favourite Hobby, Interest or Activity.
New! Holiday Packages based on your favourite past-times