Residency programme 2014
The Michael King Writers' Centre plans to offer a programme of three eight-week residencies and one six-month residency in 2014.
Details will be announced in June and the closing date for applications is expected to be in October.
The residency opportunities are available for New Zealand writers. Writers who are selected for the residencies will receive free accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport, use of the writer’s studio at the centre and receive a stipend.
Applications for the 2013 residency programme at the Michael King Writers' Centre have now closed and the selections have been made: Don McGlashan (Summer Residency), Deborah Shepard (Autumn Residency), Judith bryers Holloway (Maori Writer's Residency) and Sarah Laing (The University of Auckland Residency).
Four supported residencies were available for 2013 and the 2014 programme is expected to be similar. The application forms and terms will be similar to last year's.
- The Summer Residency, eight weeks from January 7 (stipend $8,000);
- The Autumn Residency, eight weeks from March 11 (stipend $8,000)
- The Maori Writer’s Residency, eight weeks from May 13 (stipend $8,000)
- The University of Auckland Residency at the MKWC, six months from July 10 (stipend/salary of $30,000), to coincide with the University’s second semester.
Our residencies are open to New Zealand writers who are working on a specific project, in fiction, drama, creative writing or in non-fiction. Applicants must be born in New Zealand, hold New Zealand citizenship or be permanent residents. Writers who live in Auckland are welcome to apply and have the option to stay part-time.
Twenty-three New Zealand authors have held residencies at the centre since 2005.
These supported residencies are offered with the support of Creative New Zealand. Authors who are not eligible for the supported residency programme may apply to stay at the centre as a visiting writer on a paying basis.