Senior Creative Writing

For those who love to write

Course Overview

So, you think you can write? 


Great writers are great readers who explore the limits of language and the liminal space between imagination and reality. Immerse yourself in a world of literary exploration where you'll expand your repertoire, read new literature,  and experience new modes of working with language.


Throughout this course, you'll embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery and artistic growth. As you craft a portfolio of work, we will encourage you to delve into different narrative modes and voices, pushing the boundaries of your creativity. With each style you explore, you'll uncover unique perspectives and unlock the full potential of your writing skills.


From the captivating realms of transformative writing and life writing to the exhilarating adventures of travel writing and profile writing, you'll learn to wield language with precision and finesse. Lose yourself in the magical realm of poetry and craft vivid imagery with words that stir emotions and paint vibrant landscapes that shimmer on the page. Then dig deep and discover the art of personal essays, creative non-fiction, and memoir as you share your own experiences and connect with readers on a profound level.


As your craft evolves, you’ll step into the world of autofiction and blend reality and fiction to create captivating narratives that blur the lines between truth and imagination and unleash your storytelling prowess with the short story genre, mastering the art of crafting concise and impactful tales that leave a lasting impression.


Under the expert guidance of our dedicated instructor, Poppie Johnson, you'll develop a writing portfolio that showcases your newfound skills and versatility. Through thought-provoking exercises, personalised feedback, and dynamic discussions, you'll expand your horizons, read works by new authors, refine your craft, and find your unique voice as a writer.

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The Teacher

Esther Kristel

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Poppie Johnson

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Kia ora! I've been teaching since 2009 and love the written word. In 2016 I returned to study and completed my masters degree in creative writing. I'd made it that far so decides I might as well keep going and am now in the final year of my PhD through the University of Sydney. This year I'm working as a writer and have two book contracts on the go, so this is the only class I'm teaching. Finding your style and your voice can be one of the most powerful experiences and I'm excited about exploring different texts with the class this year.

Course Details

Understand narrative technique
Develop narrative in various forms

School Year
30 Jan 2024
21 Nov 2024

NCEA Level 2, NCEA Level 3
Standard No * Standard title credit value Internal/External
91101 v1 Produce A Selection Of Crafted And Controlled Writing 6 Internal
91475 v1 Produce A Selection Of Fluent And Coherent Writing Which Develops, Sustains, And Structures Ideas 6 Internal
91478 v1 Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence 4 Internal
91104 v1 Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence 4 Internal

Learning Exchange

1.00 placement

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6 - 20

Offered by

Logan Park High School
Logan Park High School

Level (NCEA)

Yes - L2, L3

Course Dates

30 Jan 2024

till 21 Nov 2024


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Learning Exchange

1.00 placement

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