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DATES: July 10, 11, 12, 13

TIME: 10.00- 2.30 daily

VENUE:  E BLOCK, Ara City Campus, Ōtautahi Christchurch

Our classes are designed for young people ages 9 to 17 who love writing. We provide tips and guidance within a supportive writing community. Our playful approach to writing ensures that individual voices and ideas get a chance to shine. 






You can book for daily sessions. See booking options below. Places are strictly limited and booking is essential. 


$40 per day per child.

Family daily discount available for siblings attending on the same day: $75 for 2 children, $105 for 3 children. 

Please note:  Our Focus Workshops for 12-17 year olds are offered free of charge with limited spaces available. Please use the separate booking form. 

All of our classes are fully supervised. We will share our health and safety plans, directions and guidelines with you ahead of the classes commencing. Young writers need to bring a notebook, pens, ( devices optional), lunch and the courage to get words on the blank page. 

Huge thanks to Creative Communities Christchurch and Ara for supporting this event. 

 Places are strictly limited.

About Winter Writing School

Write On Winter Writing School is administered by Write On School for Young Writers in conjunction with Kidsfest. 

Each day will offer different workshops with our skilled tutors. 

Young writers will be inspired by prompts to express their ideas through the written word. They will be guided with fresh ways to say what they want to say. 

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This class has been cancelled. Please make enquiries for other opportunities



young writers to find and develop their own voice and style


young writers to participate in the creative process of writing so they can express their ideas with confidence


young writers to experience the power and enjoyment of accomplishing writing tasks


young writers through the process of preparing their writing for publication to bring their work to more people

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