There were obviously some very keen writers amongst them and we talked a bit about how children can get their work published. If you, or a student you know have a special piece of writing you'd like to share you can send it to ToiToi - Toitoi celebrates the ideas, imaginations and creative spirit of our young writers and artists. We publish material with an original and authentic voice that other young people can connect to and be inspired by and that reflects the cultures and experiences of life in New Zealand.If you are a young New Zealand writer or artist and you are 5-13 years old, we would love to hear from you.
Or you can subscribe and contribute to The School For Young Writers' magazine 'Write On' - Twice as good as Christmas, Write On comes out twice a year, full of poems and stories by young writers aged 8–19. It’s a great read, a superb resource for teachers and a welcome addition to any school, community or family library.
The School For Young Writers is located in Christchurch with weekly term time classes, and you can also work with the tutors via email/skype.