WRITE ON SPEAK OUT
WRITE ON SPEAK OUT is curated by the team at Write On School for Young Writers.
We are supported by Plains FM and our funders for each project.
In 2020 Copyright Licensing NZ supported our first LOCKDOWN VOICES project, where young New Zealanders ages 8-18 shared their experiences of the first COVID-19 Lockdown in Aotearoa.
In 2022, Creative New Zealand provided funding for a dedicated site to give voice to young writers aged 12-20 as they, in turn, gave their VOICES FOR THE PLANET.
Our Write On team provide workshops, prompts and tips to engage young writers and to encourage them to submit their first draft. The young writers are then mentored by our team of writing tutors through the process to bring their initial ideas to the page. There are no rejections, only suggestions. In 2022 this mentorship programme was supported by Creative Communities Christchurch.
With assistance from Plains FM, each writer then records the piece in their own voice. A compilation of the readings also goes to air on Plains FM.
Our plan is to fill these pages with the voices of young writers. If you would like to support or engage with this project please email us.
Write On School for Young Writers is a not-for-profit organisation based in Christchurch, New Zealand, offering tuition and mentorship to young writers anywhere in the world.
We offer Workshops in Schools, Weekly Classes, Write On Saturdays, Masterclasses, Online Classes and 1:1 mentoring and more. We also publish young writers' work in Write On Magazine, on Write On Speak Out and on our blog
Visit our main Write On website to find out more.
Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti ka ārahi i ā tātou mahi
Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.
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
WHAT WE DO FOR OUR YOUNG WRITERS...
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We also publish stories and articles from students on our website blog.