The return of the Masterclass!


We missed you all!


We are back in Term 2, 2022 with our popular masterclass series. Last year.... yep we know you know... it felt like we spent more time rescheduling and cancelling classes than doing what we love and working with young writers! So we are taking small steps with four fabulous classes on offer in Ōtautahi-Christchurch for this coming term. We are thrilled to once again partner with the teams from Speaking 4 The Planet and Scorpio Books.


All of the details and the booking form can be found here: https://www.schoolforyoungwriters.org/masterclasses


Speaking 4 The Planet : Speechwriting Friday 20th May

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 this workshop will enter the competition.




Speaking 4 The Planet: Spoken Word Poetry ​ Friday 27th May

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 this workshop will enter the competition. Thanks to Speaking 4 the Planet for helping to make this masterclass FREE!


​Read Respond Review Friday June 10th

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!



Reach For the Stars Date: Friday June 17th

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! This class is led by our poet-extraordinaire, Gail Ingram.



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