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Vana Manasiadis: 2022
Early Summer Residency

Vana Manasiadis: 2022
Early Summer Residency
576 575 Michael King Writers Centre

Vana is a Greek-New Zealand poet who has been moving between Aotearoa and Kirihi Greece, and has now settled in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Her most recent…

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MKWC 2023 Residencies Announced

MKWC 2023 Residencies Announced 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Media Release 14 November 2022 The Michael King Writers Centre announces 2023 Residencies This year’s Michael King Writers Centre residency selection panel once again had…

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Madison Hamill:2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Madison Hamill:2022
Emerging Writers Residency
1707 1708 Michael King Writers Centre

Madison is a Wellington-based editor and works for the Air Force. Her hobbies include painting and chronically reinventing herself. She holds a Master of Creative…

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Erik Kennedy: 2022
Spring Residency

Erik Kennedy: 2022
Spring Residency
1201 1200 Michael King Writers Centre

Erik is the author of the poetry collections There’s No Place Like the Internet in Springtime (2018) and Another Beautiful Day Indoors (2022), both with Victoria University Press.…

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Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith: 2022
Established Pasifika Writers Residency

Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith: 2022
Established Pasifika Writers Residency
1333 1335 Michael King Writers Centre

Pauline is an author and educationalist of Samoan, Tuvaluan, Scottish and Irish heritage.  Her first book Dawn Raid: My New Zealand Story received Best New…

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2023 Residency Applications Open

2023 Residency Applications Open 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Media Release 26 August 2022 Aotearoa New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2023 Writers in Residence Programme The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased…

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Craig Gamble: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Craig Gamble: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency
1920 1920 Michael King Writers Centre

Craig is a Wellington-based writer who works as Publishing Manager at Te Herenga Waka University Press and is our 14th writer-in-residence for the year. His…

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Emma Espiner: 2022
Established Māori Writers Residency

Emma Espiner: 2022
Established Māori Writers Residency
853 854 Michael King Writers Centre

Emma (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) is a junior doctor at Middlemore Hospital. Emma hosts the RNZ podcast on Māori health equity, Getting Better, which won…

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Bren MacDibble: 2020
Established Writers Residency*Postponed to 2022

Bren MacDibble: 2020
Established Writers Residency*Postponed to 2022
1804 1804 Michael King Writers Centre

Born in Whanganui and raised on farms around the North Island, Bren MacDibble incorporates her love of the land into her environmentally themed children’s books.…

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Shriya Bhagwat: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Shriya Bhagwat: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency
691 652 Michael King Writers Centre

We have welcomed our 12th resident for the year Shriya – her creative practice (plays, film scripts, short stories, and poems) focuses on people’s daily…

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