Summer Writing School Programme

Registration and Welcome: Monday Jan 22, 9.30 – 9.55

Daily Workshops will start promptly at 10.00 and run until 3.30 with a half hour lunch break.

Each class will be small (10-15 students)  and you will be provided with a range of activities to get your writing flowing. These classes are designed to support and develop your ideas and help you to refine your writing skills. As writers themselves, each of our tutors understands well the challenges, the processes and the joys of writing.

Monday 22 January Options:    A. Characters in Chaos OR  Song Lyrics

Tuesday 23 January Options:    Poetry is Me OR  How to Trap and Tame a Tiny Story

Wednesday 24 January Options:  Old and Odd Ways to Say New Things OR Poetry in Pictures

Thursday 25 January Options:  Write Blogs That Others Want to Read  OR O Mnemosyne!  

Snacks and chat from 3.30-4.00 daily.

Friday 26 January 

10 -12.30: 1:1 Mentor Time, Editing Assistance and Peer Feedback opportunities

1.00- 2.30: Panel Discussion and readings/ performances from tutors

2.30 – 3.30: Readings and sharing by students (optional but encouraged). Family and Friends welcome

3.30-4.00: Snacks and celebration

NB: You will need to bring your own paper/ pen or devices for writing.

Please bring your own lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Venue: J Block, Hagley Community College, Waller Terrace, Christchurch