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The Michael King Writers' Centre is Aotearoa New Zealand’s national writers’ facility and literary centre. We support New Zealand writers and promote the development of high-quality New Zealand writing.

The centre is based in the historic Signalman's House on the slopes of Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland. 

We have a programme of supported residencies for New Zealand writers and offer low-cost accommodation for visiting writers. We also offer specialist workshops and occasional literary events.

The centre will host 15 supported writers' residencies in 2018 and 42 New Zealand writers have held residencies at the centre since it opened in 2005. Between 25 and 30 visiting writers stay each year. 

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter for information about residencies, workshops and activities.

The centre is run by a charitable trust registered with the Charities Commission.

Donations are welcome.

Right: View of the MKWC from the Waitemata harbour (photo by Sue Perkins)

 
   

This web site was initially developed with the support the ASB Community Trust and has been upgraded with the support of Creative New Zealand.