News 2016

2016 University of Auckland Residency at the MKWC

29 February 2016

The six-month University of Auckland Residency at the MKWC has been awarded to Vivienne Plumb for a work of creative non-fiction. The residency will commence in July 2016. 

Vivienne writes fiction, poetry and drama, and has published over fifteen books including her novella The Diary as a Positive in Female Adult Behaviour (to be republished during 2016), the script of her play, The Cape (published in Poland, AdiT 2013), her recent short story collection The Glove Box (2014, Australia), and a number of poetry chapbooks and collections such as Nefarious (2004), and The Cheese and Onion Sandwich and Other New Zealand Icons (2011). In 2013 she edited (with Michelanne Forster) a non-fiction text, Twenty New Zealand Playwrights

A joint collection of Vivienne’s fiction, poetry and drama, and of the Auckland artist Glenn Otto’s images, is to be published during 2016 by the Auckland-based split/fountain publishing.

Vivienne works mentoring and teaching creative writing students. She is thrilled to receive the 2016 University of Auckland Residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre and feels it is a totally inspiring opportunity to work on her planned piece of creative non-fiction. She also looks forward to being involved with the students and the faculty at the University of Auckland. 

Jenni Quilter, who was announced as recipient of this residency in November 2015 is unable to take up the opportunity at this time for personal reasons.

All residencies at MKWC are available thanks to support from Creative New Zealand.

For further information please contact Ka Meechan, Executive Director, MKWC

Ka.meechan@writerscentre.org.nz  phone 09 445 8451   mobile 021 676 497