Masterclasses Term 2 2022 

Our Write On Masterclasses gather together keen young writers from across the region and connect them with expert mentors. 

Four amazing opportunities to choose from this term

 

 

 

Speaking 4 The Planet : Speechwriting

We team up with Speaking 4 The Planet to bring you this fabulous FREE masterclass with science educator and award-winning writer, Jenna Heller. Identify the message you want to convey and learn some key techniques towards clear and compelling communication. Prepare your speech now for the Speaking 4 the Planet event on July 1st. It is expected that students enrolling for these workshops will enter the competition.

Tutor: Jenna Heller

Venue: Tūranga - Spark Place

Date:  Friday 20th May

Times: 9:15-2:45

For: Young Writers in years 7-13

Cost: FREE - Places strictly limited

FULL- Waiting List Only 

 

 

Speaking 4 The Planet: Spoken Word Poetry 

We are thrilled to have Slam Poetry champ and comedian, Ray Shipley, guide you as you develop a piece of spoken word poetry. There will be loads of really useful tips and ideas to get you started. We're looking forward to hearing your poem at the Speak 4 The Planet event on July 1st. It is expected that students enrolling for these workshops will enter the competition. Thanks to Speaking 4 the Planet for helping to make this master class FREE!

 

Tutor: Ray Shipley

 

Venue: Tūranga - Activity Room

Date:  Friday 27th May

Times: 9:15-2:45

For: Young Writers in years 7-13

Cost: FREE- Places strictly limited

FULL- Waiting List Only 

Read Respond Review

 

This book reviewing workshop for keen readers and writers is in partnership with Scorpio Books' new store, Telling Tales.  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!  Your reviews will appear in Scorpio's new bookshop and on our blog. And yes, you get a free book! 

Tutor: Desna Wallace

Venue: Tūranga and Telling Tales Bookshop

Date:  Friday June 10th 

Times: 9.15-2.45

For: Young Writers in years 7-10

Cost: $25.00 

Reach For the Stars

As Matariki approaches our thoughts turn skyward. Join us to learn some poetry techniques while writing about our galaxy, Matariki, Star Trek and how to be a poetry rock star! 

Tutor: Gail Ingram

 

Venue: Tūranga - Spark Place

Date:  Friday June 17th

Times: 9.15-2.45

For: Young Writers in years 7-10

Cost: $25.00 

FULL- Waiting List Only 

Your Tutors

 

 

 

Jenna Heller is an award- winning writer/ poet and amazing facilitator. Jenna is a communications manager at Lincoln University where she spends some of her time teaching scientists how to write speeches!

Ray Shipley is comedian, poet, and book lover. Ray has won the Christchurch Poetry Slam four times, placing third nationally in 2018. What an awesome opportunity to learn from one of the best!

 

Desna Wallace is a librarian, blogger, book reviewer and writer. She reads a LOT of books!

 

As well as being an award- winning poet, Gail Ingram is also a sought-after poetry tutor, editor and judge.  Her workshops are always full of fun.

 

Schools: limited to 5 places per school

Notes:

Please bring pens/ paper and a device if available.

Free WIFI on site 

Bring lunch/ snacks/ water bottle 

All of our masterclasses are fully supervised, with Health and Safety information provided.

We are grateful to Creative Communities Christchurch and Christchurch Libraries for their support. Thank you to Speaking 4 the Planet for their support for two of this term's masterclasses. 

Places are strictly limited.