Young Writers Programme

The MKWC Young Writers Programme was instituted by the late Dame Christine Cole Catley, a writer, publisher, a keen advocate of young people’s writing and a founding trustee of the Michael King Writers Centre.

The programme has been run for the past six years by Ros Ali and Jo Emeney who are experienced English teachers and tutors of creative writing. In terms two and three, the centre provides opportunities for talented young writers (senior high school age) to be involved in writing workshops with novelists, journalists, lyricists, bloggers, short story writers, poets, editors and comic book artists. Meeting like- minded peers is another vital aspect of the programme in addition to becoming part of a growing alumni.

The workshops entail a collaborative day with tutors and guest writers for groups up to 25 students. They are usually held on a school day from 9.15am to 3.15pm and there is no charge to the student.

To register your interest in learning more about the programme email administrator@writerscentre.org.nz