Youth Mentorship 2013 Open for Applications

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New Zealand Society of Authors
2 Apr 2013
Work type
Work classification
Management & Admin, Literature & Publishing


Three lucky secondary school students are being given the opportunity to work with three of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to hone their writing skills and develop their craft. The NZSA Youth Mentoring Programme is offered annually to three secondary school students (15-18) nationally and the mentorships are hotly contested. One of the 2012 recipients was Ashlee-Ann Sneller of Kaitaia who devoted her time with poet Siobhan Harvey to a poetry collection. She says the mentorship was an amazing experience and helped her secure an English scholarship for Auckland University, not to mention a page dedicated to her writing in her school year book. The intent of the programme is to foster and develop emerging writing talent with the support of established authors. The NZSA has run a highly successful mentoring programme for writers since 1999 and it is sponsored by Creative New Zealand. For further information: Forms are available on our website: Or email: National Office: PO Box 7701, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141 Tel: (09) 379 4801

Key skills

Enthusiasm, creativity and committment to writing

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NZ Society of Authors

29 Jan 2013

The NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) is the principal advocate for the professional interests of New Zealand's writers. Protecting basic rights to freedom of expression, working to improve income and conditions, promoting New Zealand writing and literary culture.