The Michael King Writers' Centre is based in the old Signalman's House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport. It is a quiet retreat, set in a reserve with panoramic views of the Waitemata Habour, yet it is close to the vibrant Devonport village and ferries to Auckland city.
The house has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a dedicated writer's studio in the rear garden for the centre's supported writer-in-residence. The lounge, kitchen and laundry are shared. Broadband internet is available in most rooms.
There are two ways writers can stay at the centre.
New Zealand authors may apply for a supported residency. We usually offer four supported residencies each year, one of six months and three that are for eight weeks.
New Zealand and international writers may also apply to stay at the centre as a visiting writer on a paying basis, usually for terms from a week to two months.