Hagley Community College is renowned for thinking outside the educational square. It provides a mature learning environment for over 1600 adolescent and adult students that is more akin to a polytechnic or a university. Hagley has earned an enviable reputation for being creative, innovative and at the cutting edge of education.
The Hagley Writers’ Institute is situated in the Writers’ Block, a purpose built facility on the Hagley Campus in central Christchurch overlooking Hagley Park. It adds to the strong artistic community developed at Hagley through the Hagley Theatre Company, the Jazz School and the Dance Company.
The Institute is an exciting initiative both in Christchurch and nationally for adult writers who have begun taking their writing seriously and want to be guided and extended. It offers a challenging and stimulating programme that will help writers prepare their work for publication and provide a pathway to tertiary study.