Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers
2 February 2016
Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young
school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by
one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to
develop their craft and hone their writing skills.
The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2016 offers
these aspiring young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May
to November, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable skills
The intent of the mentor programme is to foster and develop
emerging writing talent with the support of established authors.
Dew of Opotiki was partnered with children's
and young adult author Tina
Shaw for her 2015 mentorship and she found
it to be an invaluable experience that validated her as a young
writer. ‘The relationship and communication with my mentor
was amazing. All the goals I set were personally settled upon
which allowed for great project development and personal
The NZSA has run a highly successful mentoring programme for
writers since 1999, thanks to support from Creative New Zealand. Deadline:
1 April 2016