If you're a high school student with a passion for writing, what are your career paths?

That's the question a group of passionate young teenagers are seeking the answer to at a writers' event this weekend in Tauranga.

Aquinas College student Lilli Scott, 17, is organising the Women in Writing event, to be held on Saturday from 10am at Greerton Library.

Lilli has a passion for writing and has attended a number of writers' events but said they were "quite disheartening" about career prospects in the field.

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This prompted Lilli to organise her own event for students who love English and writing and were interested in finding out what job opportunities were available.

She has invited speakers - an author, blogger and copywriter; a journalist; and recent English graduates - to share their experiences and knowledge.

"There's not too many opportunities in the area. I wanted to target the students that want to pursue it in a way that's feasible.

"I want to find out about it for others, but for myself as well."

Lilli said there had been a good level of interest from students at Aquinas, and other schools had been contacted about the event.

She expected up to 30 students would show up, from a range of ages.

Women in writing

- For students with an interest in a career in writing
- On Saturday from 10am at Greerton Library
- Free to attend