Feb 19, 2019

MKWC Young Writers Programme

  • Crimson Education
  • Michael King Writers Centre, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
Specialist Essay Editing Workshop Skill Building


The Michael King Writers' Centre (MKWC) Young Writers Programme provides talented young writers of senior high school age with the opportunity to grow and be inspired in writing workshops. Students join together in groups of up to 25 students with other like-minded peers to learn in workshops with novelists, journalists, lyricists, bloggers, short story writers, poets, editors, and comic book artists.

The programme has been run for the past six years by English teachers and tutors Ros Ali and Jo Emeney and is an invaluable opportunity for young talent to nurture and build on their writing skills in a focused and stimulating environment, at no cost to the students. Aside from gaining skills in creative writing, students also become part of a growing group of alumni and meet other like-minded, passionate writers with whom they can share their learning. For interested students, the programme offers an extension to the writing curriculum at school for further exposure with highly acclaimed professional writers and tutors or creative writing.

For further information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Talented young high school writers

Participation Cost


Workshops are of no cost to the student

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Skills in writing are required; participation in writing workshops with tutors and guest writers.

Time Commitment


Writing workshops in Terms Two and Three, typically on a school day from 9:15AM to 3:15PM

Application Deadline


Application Process Includes

Register interest at administrator@writerscentre.org.nz