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Winter: Time to Write!


July 10, 11, 12, 13
Join us this winter in Ōtautahi Christchurch
at the friendliest little writing school around!

It's the winter school holidays and although it may be cold outside, our writing classes are warm and wonderful places of creativity and connection.


This year, thanks to support from Christchurch Creative Communities and Ara, we have doubled our Winter Writing School offerings with classes for young writers ages 9- 17. Each day provides something new.


We have an amazing line up of workshops and tutors!

For the younger writers there will be animals, monsters and quests, book-making, talk the talk talking, characters and collaboration. Our Write On tutors ( Desna, Philomena, Gail, Heather, Paddy and Karen) are all fabulous poets and authors and will inspire and guide you through a fun day creating.


For the teens, there are wonderful opportunities to hone your craft within a supportive environment.

  • Create short stories with author and editor, Paddy Boylan, going beyond the 'Beginning, Middle and End'.

  • Love creating characters? Put them into crisis situations with YA novelist, Karen Healey, in this exciting interactive workshop.

  • Or write OUT LOUD! with actor, poet, playwright Josiah Morgan - all confidence levels welcome.

  • Want to get political and have your say? Yes, there's a class for that too with award-winning poet, Gail Ingram.

We are also thrilled to be able to offer fully funded focus workshops for rangatahi aged 12-17.

  • Josiah Morgan, an actor, poet and hybrid writer who believes in the power of words to transform things, will lead a Rainbow-friendly Writer's group.

  • Regan Kupu Stokes (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ingarihi) is a teacher of te reo Māori and English, a translator of te reo Māori, a poet, and songwriter. Regan will lead a creative writing class for those who are already fluent in te reo Māori, as well as those who are not yet fluent.

  • Wellbeing educator and Write On tutor, Meredith Morris, will guide young writers through mindfulness writing exercises, using writing to destress!


See all of the details here: WINTER WRITING SCHOOL

Bookings are open now and some classes have a waiting list in place- but don't let that put you off- sign up.


Images from Winter School 2022


(c) Write On , 2023





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