THE MICHAEL KING WRITERS' CENTRE TRUST
Jan O'Connor is a member of the Devonport Takapuna Local Board and joined the Michael King Writers' Studio Trust in 2014 as an advisory trustee representing the Local Board and the Auckland Council. Jan is an independent member with 17 years experience in local government, serving as a councillor on the North Shore City Council and a Takapuna Community Board member. She is a long-time member of the Lakehouse Trust and a former trustee of the Pumphouse Trust. These are both leading arts organisations in Takapuna.
The centre aims to promote all aspects of New Zealand's literature, including fiction and non-fiction, and to recognise Michael King's stature as a writer, historian, biographer and someone who helped New Zealand understand its cultural roots.