Masterclasses Term 4 2021 

Heritage and Halloween are a couple of our themes this term , plus an amazing book reviewing class for those readers out there. All our Term 4 classes are for Year 7 and up.

 Ghosts of the Past - Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021

SOLD OUT

Ghosts haunt the Arts Centre- shadows of the people who have worked, studied and lived here. Each has left their mark.  Each has something to say. Writer, Melanie Dixon, loves a great ghost story and we do too.

 

Learn how to structure and craft your own story using The Arts Centre as your inspiration. 

Tutor: Melanie Dixon

Venue: Maker Space, The Arts Centre

Date:  Wednesday 20th October

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: FREE

Thanks to Creative Communities Christchurch and Christchurch Heritage Festival

 

Past, Present and Future - Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021

SOLD OUT

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.

 

You will learn short story techniques and explore writing across different tenses. 

Tutor: Heather McQuillan

Venue: Maker Space, The Arts Centre

Date:  Thursday 21st October

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: FREE

Thanks to Creative Communities Christchurch and Christchurch Heritage Festival

Poetry and Place - Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021

SOLD OUT

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

You will explore different poetry forms and learn crafting techniques to polish your poems. 

 

Tutor: Gail Ingram

Venue: Maker Space, The Arts Centre

Date:  Friday 22nd October

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: FREE

Thanks to Creative Communities Christchurch and Christchurch Heritage Festival

 

 Oh, Horror!

SOLD OUT 

Horror podcaster, Claire Wright, can't wait to uncover the horrors that lie within as you write out your worst nightmares. Learn how to select the right words and structure your sentences to maximise the tension, scares and thrills. Have your stories ready to share for Halloween! 

Tutor: Claire Wright 

Venue: Rangiora Town Hall

Date:  Friday October 29th

Times: 9.15-2.45

Cost: $25.00

Lyric writing ( rescheduled- waiting list only)

SOLD OUT

Lisa Tui will guide you through a musical experience as you write words for the ears- exploring form, structure and rhythm. You don't need to be a music student although techniques will help young people prepare for their NCEA song-writing credits.

Tutor: Lisa Tui

Venue: Tūranga

Date:  Friday October 29th

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: $25.00

 

Read, Respond, Review

SPACES AVAILABLE

 

This book reviewing workshop for keen readers and writers is in partnership with Scorpio Books' brand 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 ( Scorpio) Bookshop

Date:  Friday November 5th

Times: 9.15-2.45

Cost: $25.00 

 

Stories that whizz

SPACES AVAILABLE

 

Stories need action. Learn some great story techniques such as pacing, tension and reveal, as you write stories jam-packed with adventure... and wheels!

 

Tutor: Melanie Dixon

Venue: Tūranga

Date:  Friday November 19th

Times: 9.15-2.45

Cost: $25.00

 

 

Keep it real

Sorry, cancelled due to COVID restrictions

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

Learn how to structure your memories as a narrative, how to use language for maximum impact, and how to find ways to connect your personal story with your readers. You will have the opportunity to have your memoir published on our blog as we celebrate the launch of Write On Magazine Issue 57: Keep It Real

Tutor: Heather McQuillan

Venue: Kaiapoi Library

Date:  Friday November 19th

Times: 9.15-2.45

Cost: $25.00

 

Your Tutors

Melanie Dixon is an award-winning short story writer, novelist, poet and photographer, with work published and anthologised internationally. 

Heather McQuillan writes novels for young readers as well as flash fiction.  She is the recipient of three Storylines Notable Books Awards, winner of numerous flash fiction awards and still struggles with poems that want to be stories! Heather loves working with young writers and is the director of Write On. 

As well as being an award- winning poet, Gail Ingram is also a sought-after poetry tutor, editor and judge. In 2019, Gail won the Caselberg International Poetry Prize and released her first collection, Contents Under Pressure.

Claire Wright writes fiction, poetry and also writes and performs a mystery-horror podcast, Fracture

Lisa Tui is a singer- songwriter and a music teacher. Lisa’s workshops with Write On are renowned for being inspirational and tremendous fun

Desna Wallace is a librarian, blogger, book reviewer and writer. Desna's reviews appear in The Sapling and on  https://booktrailers4kidsandya.wordpress.com/

 

 

Schools: limited to 4 or 5 places per school ( see booking form)

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, Creative Communities Waimakariri, Christchurch Libraries and Waimakariri Libraries for their support. These classes are in association with the Heritage Festival, The Arts Centre and Scorpio Books

Places are strictly limited. 

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