Jeff Anderson - “I’ve Never Written So Much!” How Mentor Texts Inspire and Nurture Writers (10 July 2017)

MONDAY 10 JULY   -   AUCKLAND               

Places still available

Jeff’s workshops were sold out during his 2015 tour – so early registration is imperative!

You can’t make students write, but you can inspire them to do so.

Students learn to write by writing, but how do you get students’ prose flowing and keep them writing? What actually inspires them to write and write well? It is imperative as writing teachers that we hold fast to what is essential and true for writing instruction in the 21st Century. What are the non-negotiable strategies writers need to survive and flourish?

Come think, laugh, talk, and write from ideas found in Jeff’s 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know. Discover and explore a few sure-fire mentor texts to get students writing as well as a few strategies from his book along the way.

Download Brochure:  Click here to download the full brochure.

Venue: Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland

Accommodation: Novotel Auckland Ellerslie:  You are able to book accommodation at the Novotel Auckland Ellerslie - Novotel Superior Room $249.00 (inclusive) per room, per night – based on maximum 2 persons.
Also onsite is the Ibis Guest Room $209.00 (inclusive) per room, per night - based on maximum 2 persons. 

Contact Novotel Auckland Ellerslie directly on or phone 09 529 9090 and quote “Waikato 2017”.  Accommodation booking and cancellation is the delegate’s responsibility.


Cancellations Policy:
For cancellations (cancellations must be received in writing only – all correspondence must be sent to the IPL Team: submitted by 9 June 2017, no conference fee will be charged. No refund of conference registration fees will be given for cancellations made after 9 June 2017.  If you are unable to attend we recommend that you send a replacement staff member. No refunds will be made for ‘No Shows’. However applications due to extenuating circumstances may be made for ‘no shows’ to the IPL Team and at their discretion up to 75% of the conference fee may be reimbursed. The decision will be final and no further correspondence entered into.

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• Add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute speakers,  • Vary advertised programmes or venues, • Cancel any event/conference/programmes should it fail to attract a minimum number of participants.  If cancellation of an event occurs, IPL will provide a full refund of fees paid but will not accept responsibility for any associated costs; travel and accommodation costs incurred by participants. IPL strongly advise against booking non-refundable flights; occasionally circumstances beyond our control mean that the event may be cancelled or postponed. For this reason we strongly advise conference delegates to arrange personal travel insurance.


Jeff Anderson, International Presenter

Jeff is known for his enthusiasm in making grammar, editing, and writing a positive experience for teachers and students. Teachers praise his knack for making the rigorous accessible. He has authored numerous articles and books, but is best known for his invitational approach to teaching grammar and editing with mentor texts.

Jeff has written four books for Stenhouse Publishers: Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know and his latest book with Dr. Deborah Dean of BYU Revision Decisions: Talking Through Sentences and Beyond (November 2014). He also has two middle grade novels, Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth (Sterling, 2015) and Zack Delacruz: Just My Luck (Sterling, available October 2016).

Course Details

Location: Auckland
Date(s): Tue, 27th Jun 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Cost: $300.00 + GST

Bookings for this course have closed