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International Residency 2016

09 November 2016
Heidi North-Bailey in Shanghai
Heidi North-Bailey in Shanghai

New Zealand's literary exchange with China continues and this year New Zealand writer Heidi North Bailey was selected to attend the international writers programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association in September and October 2016. Read more

The programme offers the successful writer free accommodation in an inner-city apartment, a small stipend for living expenses and return economy class air travel.

This opportunity is available through a partnership between the New Zealand China Friendship Society, the Michael King Writers’ Centre, the Shanghai Writers’ Association, and Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

Heidi says; ‘I’m having a marvellous, stimulating and productive time. The Shanghai writers programme has organised some thoughtful activities for us including visiting a writer's home, and we have participated in several stimulating cross cultural literary discussions. 

But I am also having plenty of time to put hands to keyboard and write. Being here is such a gift’. 

For more on Heidi’s exchange see: http://www.anzliterature.com/feature/letter-from-shanghai/

to listen to an interview with Jesse Mulligan on National Radio: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/voices/audio/201819991/kiwi-writer-returns-to-the-shanghai-rain