Writers in Residence
The Michael King Writers' Centre has an impressive list of alumni. Twenty-two writers have held supported residencies since the centre opened in 2005.
Eleanor Catton has just completed the six-month University of Auckland Residency. In January, renowned musician and song writer Don McGlashan will take up the Summer Residency for 2013. He will be followed by Deborah Shepard (Autumn Residency), Judith Bryers Holloway (the Maori Writer's Residency) and Sarah Laing, who will hold the 2013 Unviersity of Auckland Residency starting in July.
Christchurch author Te Awhina Arahanga held the Maori Writer's Residency in May to Jul 2012. Lower Hutt author Chris Else held the Autumn Residency (March to May). Wellington author Whiti Hereaka held the eight-week Summer Residency at the beginning of the year, when she worked on a new play.
Biographical information for all our writers in residence is available by clicking on the names in the orange panel at left. They are listed by year.