Writing Workshop and Sailing with Renee Liang

Writing Workshop and Sailing with Renee Liang 

Monday 11 February, 12:30pm - 4pm, $40​ 
Bookings required and spaces are limited. 
Price includes workshop, sailing and afternoon tea.



Take a journey with your writing in an afternoon workshop with the prolific New Zealand writer, Renee Liang. The Maritime Museum is thrilled to be hosting this incredible opportunity for new and experienced writers.The workshop will be both on land and on water, with a leisurely special sailing included onboard the Museum’s heritage vessel TED ASHBY.

The 3.5 hour workshop will allow you to explore themes of journeying and identity, playing with a range of writing techniques, whilst being transported and inspired by both the contemplative exhibition and the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.

  •  12.30-1.30pm – Writing workshop in the exhibition
  • 1.30-3pm – Sailing onboard Ted Ashby, reflection and writing time
  • 3-4pm – Afternoon tea, opportunity to share writing, workshop conclusion. 

Please bring your own paper and pens (or digital devices - please note charging will be limited). 

This is a public programme for the exhibition Carving Water, Painting Voice. Conceived by Kazu Nakagawa, Carving Water, Painting Voice explores the themes of human migration and identity: “our journeys carve water, our languages paint voices.”

This programme follows a poetry reading in December with Riemke Ensing, whose work features in the exhibition, and Renee Liang, Peter Bland and Alexandra Balm.


About the author:

Renne Liang has spent her whole life unsure of exactly what she is. She expects to never find out. She’s a writer; a mother; a sister; a daughter to parents who made the decision in their 30s to emigrate to NZ from Hong Kong; a poet; playwright; paediatrician; arts journalist and medical researcher.  Renee has collaborated on visual arts works, film, opera, music and musicals, produced and directed theatre works, worked as a dramaturge, taught creative writing and organized community-based arts initiatives such as New Kiwi Women Write, a writing workshop series for migrant women, and The Kitchen, a new program nurturing stories in local kitchens. Renee has written, produced and toured seven plays. She likes fart jokes. In 2018 she was appointed a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to the arts, and won Next Woman of the Year for Arts and Culture.

New Zealand Maritime Museum
  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

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Per Person $40.00

Bookings essential. Book online, call (09) 373 0800 or email info@maritimemuseum.co.nz to reserve your place.