Creativity – Retreat – Restoration

Current resident

September 2019


Gareth Bodle is a New Zealand writer.

This residency is a rare opportunity for an unpublished author to devote time to their work that would not normally be available to them. Gareth is completing a novel that began as part of the Auckland CreativeHub writing course in 2018.  His approach and philosophy is that “if I found this on a bookshelf at a bach at the beach or in shop at an airport I would pick it up want to read it.”

Gareth simply writes what he likes to read himself; a good yarn. On the other hand he believes that he should write at a standard that someone would say, “gee I really enjoyed that” or they put something off just to read the next chapter to find out what happens. Gareth enjoys the tension of people questioning their values, the decisions that flow from that, the value choices between right and wrong, and the enduring fascination of love and romance, excitement and violence, failure and redemption and discovering that what one seeks is often right in front of them.

Please don’t hesitate to contact him:

Everyone is welcome to join our monthly Sunday at Earthskin (171, Motutara road, Muriwai beach), 29 September 2019 at 2pm with Gareth Bodle. More info to come…

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