Since 2008, the Hagley Writers’ Institute has offered a part-time creative writing course for adults in Ōtautahi/Christchurch. It also hosts one-off public workshops by local and visiting writers. 

Sharing the kaupapa of Hagley College, the Institute is not-for-profit and welcomes writers at all stages of their writing journeys, offering them a challenging and stimulating course, and introducing them to the local writing community.