Master Class: the things you care about

Poetry in response to Climate Change

Join poet, Erik Kennedy, for a master class in writing that leads from local experiences to bring a global message. Learn some fabulous techniques to bring interest and impact to your poetry writing. 

Purpose: Discover new ways to organise your thoughts and express your ideas in response to climate change. Prepare a piece to submit to an upcoming anthology seeking youth voices. 

Tutor: Erik Kennedy is the author of There's No Place Like the Internet in Springtime (Victoria University Press, 2018), and he is co-editing a book of climate change poetry from Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, forthcoming from Auckland University Press in 2021. Originally from New Jersey, he lives in Christchurch. 

Date: New date to be confirmed, Term 4

Venue: Tūranga: Spark Place ground floor

Times: 9.15-2.45

For: Young Writers in years 9-13

Cost: $25.00




Schools: limited to 5 places per school


Please bring pens/ paper and a device if available.

Free WIFI on site.

Bring lunch/ snacks/ water bottle

All of our Master Classes are fully supervised with Health and Safety information provided.

We are grateful to Creative Communities Christchurch and Tūranga for their support. 

Places are strictly limited.