The Michael King Writers’ Centre organises a residential workshop each year, designed for emerging and experienced writers who wish to develop their skills in specific areas.
These are high-level workshops featuring prominent authors and tutors. They focus on specialised aspects of writing, such as writing history or biography. Applicants are expected to have some publishing record or to be specialists in their field.
The workshops are usually held at the Vaughan Park Retreat Centre at Long Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. The retreat has excellent facilities and is a in a beautiful location.
The last residential workshop was on Writing War and was held over Labour weekend in 2015.
The 2016 workshop is Writing New Zealand: People, Politics, Place. It will be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October (Labour Weekend). Programme details and application form are available here.