About Summer Writing School

Write On Summer Writing School for Teens is administered by The School for Young Writers at Hagley College in Christchurch.

 

We ran our first Summer Writing School in January, 2017 and each year since has seen keen young writers attend for a full week of writing alongside like-minded peers. many returning year after year. 

If you are aged between 13-19 then you are eligible to register for Summer Writing School for Teens, 2019. If you are still 12 but will be in Year 9 in 2018 then we count you as an honorary teenager- go ahead and register. If you have just turned 20 and still want to be an honorary teenager then go ahead and register. We aren't going to quibble over a month here or there.

Please note that this is not a residential school. Students from out of town will need to organise their own accommodation and meals. The World Buskers Festival Bread and Circus runs at the same time and Christchurch offers plenty more besides for family members who may want to join you!

Please contact our director, Heather McQuillan with any queries: schoolforyoungwriters@gmail.com

 

The aims of the School for Young Writers are:

  • To help people develop confidence and individual styles as writers.

  • To inspire young writers aged 8 to 19 and show them that writing improves with effort.

  • To enable students to succeed in a variety of writing tasks and registers.

  • To introduce young writers to the joys and challenges of publication.