Summer- the time for teens to head indoors and write!

This summer, rebel against the call of the beach, head to the shadows and huddle over a notebook or keyboard! With school out, it's time for teens to gather in Christchurch to write!


Writing is actually only a part of Write On Summer Writing School for Teens. This is a chance for you to learn from the professionals, meet like-minds, form new friendships and eat great snacks.


We are very excited to have attracted such amazing tutors for 2021. Look at this difficult choice for Day One and then head to our website to see the choices for all the other days, January 18-22, 2021.


Art of Slam Performance poet, Nathan Joe, will lead you through an intensive workshop exploring the fundamentals of spoken word, ideal for first-timers. Sharpen the skills and techniques needed to create a compelling performance. 


Nathan Joe is a performance poet, playwright and theatre critic based in Christchurch. He was the 2019 Otago Poetry Slam Champion and placed third at the 2019 New Zealand National Slam Finals. He is the most recent Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence at the University of Canterbury.






Flash Fact and Fiction: an Introduction to Tiny Stories. Explore the factual/memoir/fictional/hybrid possibilities of this short short story form with world-renowned writer and flash fiction judge, Nod


Nod Ghosh is a graduate of the Hagley Writers' Institute, with an interest in flash fiction. She has published two collections of novella in flash, her first novel is due out this year and she is sought after internationally as a flash fiction guest writer/ judge.






If you are a teen who loves to write then join us for Write On Summer School for Teens 2021.


"i hAd a fabulous week and will be back next year! the tutors were all really interesting and everyone was so accepting and kind. The snacks were great!" S. agE 15 ( 2020)

"thank you so much for a truly excellent week. I learned so much and have written the best stuff i've ever written IN MY LIFE. I LOVED MEETING ALL OF THE OTHER YOUNG WRITERS." L. AGE 16 ( 2020)