Young Writers


Young NZ Writers is excited to invite you to join us at GeyserCon!

The Young NZ Writers’ Day Out (on Friday 31st May 2019) will have a full day of writing workshops aimed at intermediate and secondary school students. 
To warm up to the day we invite young NZ writers to enter into our 2019 annual writing competitions for intermediate and secondary students (opens 1st of February and closes midnight on 15th March – check our website out for more details). Finalists will be awarded prizes at the book launch at the end of the day.

For the first time there will even be a special writing event for our youngest writers in years 5 and 6 (only open to local Rotorua Primary schools) and PD opportunities for teachers who attend.

Please contact or visit for more details.
We hope to see you there.


Programme Streams: Years 5-6, 7-9, and 10-13, and Teacher Development


With International Guests: Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Alan Baxter, & Kaaron Warren


Convenors: Jean Gilbert, Lee Murray, Paul Mannering, Lewis Morgan

Facilitators: AJ Ponder, Eileen Mueller, Deryn Pittar, Darian Smith, & Chad Dick


Junior Illustrated Story Exhibition (with Janet Keen)

Beyond This Book Launch

Write Off Line Book Launch

Young New Zealand Writers’ Youth Laureate Award

With thanks to our sponsors

The Wright Family Foundation, Creative New Zealand, SpecFicNZ