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Write On Masterclasses

 Join us for a fabulous day of writing and creating. 

 

 

 

Term 3 2024

 

1. Podcasting: The Future is Bright Years 7-13

Collaborate and create! Make up a team of between 4 and 6 people to create a podcast script that will go to air! During the day you will learn the techniques and tricks for producing a great podcast. Your team will plan, write and put it all together. Then you will book a studio session at Plains FM to record your podcast with full support from their recording and editing teams. Your professional podcast will go to air and be available to download with Plains FM. You may also enter it in the Top of the Pods competition.

Please note that schools/ groups will make a separate booking to record the podcast with full studio support at Plains FM ( all costs included in the price) Groups will require adult supervision while at the studio but not at the workshop. :) 

Tutors: Pia Titus and Heather McQuillan

Venue: Rangiora Town Hall

Date:  Friday, July 26

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: $160 per group ( 4-6 in a group)


Supported by Waimakariri Libraries, Waimakariri Creative Communities and Plains FM

 

 

2. Blood and Guts  Years 7-13

Explore ways to make the gory parts of writing work without sending your readers screaming for the hills. Sharpen your knives, or your pens, and get writing.  

 

Tutor: Gail Ingram

Venue: Tūranga Central Library

Date:  Friday, August 2

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: $30

Supported by Christchurch Libraries and Christchurch Creative Communities 

 

 

 

3. Podcasting: The Future is Bright Years 7-13

Collaborate and create! Make up a team of between 4 and 6 people to create a podcast script that will go to air! During the day you will learn the techniques and tricks for producing a great podcast. Your team will plan, write and put it all together. Then you will book a studio session at Plains FM to record your podcast with full support from their recording and editing teams. Your professional podcast will go to air and be available to download with Plains FM. You may also enter it in the Top of the Pods competition.

Please note that schools/ groups will make a separate booking to record the podcast with full studio support at Plains FM ( all costs included in the price) Groups will require adult supervision while at the studio but not at the workshop. :) 

Tutors: Pia Titus and Heather McQuillan

Venue: Rolleston Library

Date:  Friday, August 9

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: $160* per group ( 4-6 in a group)

Supported by Selwyn Libraries, Selwyn Creative Communities and Plains FM

4. Poem in Your Phone Years 7-13

Pick up your phones again to explore poetry in the social media era.

Use memes & text language as poetry forms and explore possibilities beyond! ( Phones optional)

Tutor: Josiah Morgan

Venue: Tūranga Central Library

Date:  Friday, August 16

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: $30* 

Supported by Christchurch Libraries and Christchurch Creative Communities 

5. National Poetry Day

- two opportunities to explore new poetry forms  

Kaiapoi Library Friday, August 23rd

Year 9-13 students

Tutor: Josiah Morgan

Times: 9:30-11.30

Cost: $10*

Year 7-10 students

Tutor: Gail Ingram

Times: 12.30-2.30

Cost: $10*

Supported by Waimakariri Libraries, Waimakariri Creative Communities 

and Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 

 

 

 

6. Short and Sharp  Years 7-13

The tiniest forms of writing can pack a punch!

Have fun playing with different short forms of poetry and story to bring out your best writing. 

Tutor: Desna Wallace

Venue: Tūranga Central Library

Date:  Friday, Sept 6

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: $30* 

Supported by Christchurch Libraries and Christchurch Creative Communities 

 

 

 

7. Activating Villain Mode Years 7-13

 

Learn how to write a "good" villain your readers will love to hate!

Create a complex and compelling character who is powerful, proactive and probably unhinged!  

Tutor: Shelley Robinson

Venue: Rangiora Town Hall

Date:  Friday, Sept 13

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: $30* 

Supported by Waimakariri Libraries, Waimakariri Creative Communities 

 

8. Let dialogue tell the story Years 7-13

Create characters through realistic and concise dialogue.

Let dialogue reveal the personality and motivations of your characters and bring your story to life.

 

Tutor: Philomena Johnson

Venue: Tūranga Central Library

Date:  Friday, Sept 20

Times: 9:15-2:45

Cost: $30*

Supported by Christchurch Libraries and Christchurch Creative Communities 

Your Tutors

Pia Titus is an audio and online content creator obsessed with storytelling, radio and all things audio. She is the Youth Content Coordinator at Plains FM96.9

Heather McQuillan is an award-winning writer of novels for young people, short stories and flash fiction. 

Gail Ingram writes award-winning poetry and flash fiction and is a much sought-after poetry editor. She edits a fine line for the NZ Poetry Society. 

 

Josiah Morgan (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Maniapoto) is an actor, drama teacher, performer, facilitator, reviewer, editor, and writer. The Spinoff has named him "One of Aotearoas' finest young writers"!

Desna Wallace is a librarian, blogger, book reviewer, author and poet. She loves short-form writing, verse novels and teaching young writers.

Shelley Robinson is a former journalist, deputy editor and editor.  She has finished her first poetry book with a fantasy book hot on its heels. She mentors writers and teaches well-being courses to participants from around the world.

Philomena Johnson is a graduate of Hagley Writers’ Institute. She is a writer of poetry and is currently working on a verse novel for younger readers.

Schools: limited to 6 places per school ( see booking form)

Please note that we can run a masterclass at your school if you have 16 or more students!

*Prices given are exclusive of GST

Notes:

Please bring pens/ paper and a device 

Free WIFI on site at all venues

Bring lunch/ snacks/ water bottle 

Our masterclasses are fully supervised, with Health and Safety information provided.

Places are strictly limited. 

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