Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers

2 February 2016

Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers


Three secondary 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 and knowledge.

The intent of the mentor programme is to foster and develop emerging writing talent with the support of established authors.

Madeline 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 achievement’.

The NZSA has run a highly successful mentoring programme for writers since 1999, thanks to support from Creative New Zealand.
Deadline: 1 April 2016



For further information and application forms. Or contact Claire Hill 09 379 4801 office@nzauthors.org.nz 

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