Four talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme 2018.
These young writers now have a special opportunity to hone their writing skills and develop their craft under the mentorship of four of New Zealand’s finest professional authors.
“The standard of writing was very high, and the panel had difficulty selecting the top four recipients. Many applicants had already won awards for their writing, or had completed novel manuscripts. We could easily have awarded mentorships to all of the applicants! It was heartening and exciting to see such a diverse range of talent.”
The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme was established in 2010 to foster and develop emerging writing talent around New Zealand with the support of established authors. It is one of The New Zealand Society of Authors successful mentoring programmes for writers and is made possible with the support by Creative New Zealand.