Term 2 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.
ConVERSATIONS WITH POEMS
Join School Journal poet Greg O'Connell for a fun masterclass, writing poems inspired by conversations.
Friday 7th May
Learn all about writing and producing a podcast with Pia Start from Plains FM
Have the opportunity to go to air with Write On Speak Out and Plains FM
Friday 14th May - Tūranga
Reach for THE STARS
Astronomy and Writing collide on a night of stargazing with the Canterbury Astronomical Society and internationally renowned writer, Jenna Heller.
Wednesday 19th May
6:30-9:30pm * note time
West Melton Observatory.
A two day workshop exploring Ferrymead printery, writing a poem and printing it the old-fashioned way.
Friday 4th June AND Friday 11th June
* note two day workshop
Ferrymead Historical Village
OPEN THE TREASURE CHEST
Write about treasure.
Treasure what you write.
Friday 11th June
Kaiapoi Library and Museum
with Jack Remiel Cottrell
Join one of Aotearoa's top flash fiction writers for a masterclass in the super-short form, focusing on telling the story you want to tell in 250 words or fewer
Friday 18th June
Square poems. Number patterns. Syllables and stanzas.
Unlock the language of mathematics.
Friday 25th June
Access the Antarctic Heritage Trust resources, including the VR Experience. Be inspired to write about this incredible continent.
Friday 2nd July
GET IN TOUCH
For further information on the advertised masterclasses please contact Melanie at
Please use this email to arrange for a masterclass in your town/region.
Our masterclasses to date have been supported by, and in partnership with, Christchurch Libraries, Waimakariri Libraries, Seaweek, Speaking 4 the Planet, Christchurch Heritage Festival and The Commuting Book.