Young Writers Workshop 2009

(Mar/Apr 2009)

A grant from the North Shore City Council Creative Communities Scheme made possible another series of workshops for senior college students from the North Shore. Organised by the Michael King Writers' Centre, the workshops covered aspects of writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Guest tutors were Vincent O’Sullivan, Graeme Lay and Michele Leggott. Four sessions were held during March and April 2009.

Farewell gathering: some of the secondary school students who attended this year’s workshops run by the Michael King Writers’ Centre.

Young Writers Workshop participants, April 2009

Back row from left at the centre on Mt Victoria, Devonport: tutor Christine Cole Catley; Donna Chan, Glenfield College; Jenny Matthews, Takapuna Grammar; Augusta Connor, Kristin School; Melissa Low, Long Bay College; tutors Ros Ali and Jo Emeney; Lydia Warren, Northcote College; Liam Winter, Rosmini College; next row, guest tutor Michele Leggott; Leighton Watson, Rangitoto College; Alex Simmonds, International College; front row, Peter Yoo,Rosmini College; Kaitlyn Crabbe,Kristin School; front at left, Katie Carey, Rangitoto College. Poems on the pavement. Poet Laureate Michele Leggott, guest tutor at the Michael King Writers’ Centre workshop, introduced senior college students,to a new way of creating poetry. They then shared it with passers-by by chalking poems on the footpaths outside Devonport Library. Michele has written about the workshops in her Poet Laureate blog.

In 2011 Augusta Connor was invited to read her work on Jam Radio.

Student works from this workshop

A Rare Smile by Augusta Connor
SHOW WORK

 

Young Writers Workshop participants, April 2009

Poems on the pavement. Poet Laureate Michele Leggott, guest tutor at the Michael King Writers’ Centre workshop, introduced senior college students,to a new way of creating poetry. They then shared it with passers-by by chalking poems on the footpaths outside Devonport Library. Michele has written about the workshops in her Poet Laureate blog

Students, on right, Augusta Connor of Kristin School and Melissa Low of Long Bay College. Tutors from left are Jo Emeney, Ros Ali, Michele Leggott and Chris Cole Catley.