MASTERCLASSES

 Term 4 2021

For our masterclasses we partner with talented creative artists, lyricists and writers to provide one day sessions for young people, Years 7 to 13.

Our masterclasses are held at libraries, schools and other venues across the region and open to pupils from all schools as well as homeschoolers. Our masterclasses are facilitated by experienced teachers and we provide clear health and safety plans. Your young writers will be in safe hands. Not in Canterbury? Check out our ZOOM Writers' Studio option

All classes run from 9.15 to 2.45pm unless otherwise stated. 

We are very grateful to Creative Communities Christchurch and Waimakariri for their support of our masterclasses. 

Ghosts OF THE PAST

Ghosts haunt the Arts Centre- shadows of the people who have worked, studied and lived here.  Join writer, Melanie Dixon, to uncover their stories.

Wednesday October 20th

The Arts Centre
 

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Past presEnt and Future

Explore writing short stories with writer Heather McQuillan. We will use the backdrop of The Arts Centre to set short short stories in different time periods.

Thursday October 21st

The Arts Centre

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Poetry and Place

Poet, Gail Ingram, will guide young writers to discover ways to find poetry in the hidden nooks of The Arts Centre. 

 

Friday October 22nd

The Arts Centre

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OH, HORROR!

Horror podcaster, Claire Wright, can't wait to uncover the horrors that lie within as you write out your worst nightmares. Have your stories ready to share for Halloween! 

Friday October 29th

Rangiora Town Hall

LYRIC WRITING

Write words for the ears- exploring form, structure and rhythm with renowned musician and teacher Lisa Tui. 

 

 

Friday October 29th

Tūranga

Read, Respond, review

 You will learn reviewing techniques from experienced book reviewer and librarian, Desna Wallace, have time to read a book you select and make a start on your reviewing career

Friday November 5th

Tūranga and Scorpio Bookshop

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Stories that Whizz

Write action-packed stories exploring tension, pace and reveal. 

Friday November 19th

Tūranga

Keep it real

Write about your experiences and insights to entertain, enlighten and inspire readers. 

 

Friday November 19th

Kaiapoi Library

 You will learn reviewing techniques from experienced book reviewer and librarian, Desna Wallace, have time to read a book you select and make a start on your reviewing career

Friday November 5th

Tūranga and Scorpio Bookshop

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GET IN TOUCH

For further information on the advertised masterclasses or to book a masterclass for your kahui ako or region, please contact Heather at schoolforyoungwriters@gmail.com

Our masterclasses to date have been supported by, and in partnership with, Christchurch Libraries, Waimakariri Libraries, Seaweek, Speaking 4 the Planet, Christchurch Heritage Festival, Scorpio Books, Antarctic Heritage Trust, Canterbury Astronomical Society, Plains FM and The Commuting Book.

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