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Young Writers Yrs 5&6: How to Trap a Tiny Tale and Tame It

Young Writers Yrs 5&6: How to Trap a Tiny Tale and Tame It

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  • Sun 31 Oct, 10:00am – 1:00pm


Arrowtown Primary School, 9 Chalmers Place, Arrowtown


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Workshop Ticket: $23.00

Creative writing workshop for young writers (Years 5 & 6)

Are you a young writer in Central Otago with a big imagination? Are you ready to turn your ideas into stories and learn more about being a writer?

Join writer and teacher, Heather McQuillan, as we trap tiny tales and learn ways to tame them. We will start with the essentials of a story, trap some on the page and discover ways to make them behave. Please bring: something to write on and with, your imagination, and a net (net optional)

Heather McQuillan is an internationally recognised writer of flash fiction, a three-time Storylines Notable Books Award winner for her middle grade fiction, and has just completed
six months as the University of Otago College of Education/ Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence. For many years, Heather was a classroom teacher and deputy principal. She is now the director of Write On School for Young Writers in Christchurch and works with hundreds of young writers every year. She has a Master of Creative Writing with distinction from Massey University. Heather's most recent books are Where Oceans Meet and other stories (Reflex Press UK, 2019) and Avis and the Promise of Dragons (The Cuba Press, NZ, 2019)

This workshop is suitable for enthusiastic writers in Years 5 and 6.

Funding may be available. Email for more information.

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