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Joan Fleming: 2023
Early Summer Residency

Joan Fleming: 2023
Early Summer Residency
1841 1842 Michael King Writers Centre

Joan’s latest book is Song of Less (Cordite Books, 2022), a verse novel exploring ritual, taboo, and the limits of individualism in the ruins of ecological…

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Sherryl Clark: 2023
Late Spring Residency

Sherryl Clark: 2023
Late Spring Residency
579 579 Michael King Writers Centre

Sherryl began her writing career with short stories and poetry, many of which were published in journals and magazines. Two collections of poems were published…

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Mary-Anne Scott: 2023
Spring Residency

Mary-Anne Scott: 2023
Spring Residency
959 959 Michael King Writers Centre

Mary-anne is a musician and writer of children’s fiction and she lives in Havelock North. She found inspiration for her first two books, Snakes and…

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Atakohu Middleton: 2023
Emerging Māori Writers Residency

Atakohu Middleton: 2023
Emerging Māori Writers Residency
461 461 Michael King Writers Centre

Our 14th writer-in-residence, Atakohu (Ngāti Māhanga) is an Auckland-based journalist who has worked for national and international print media, including Mana magazine, the New Zealand…

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Applications Open for MKWC 2024 Residency Programme

Applications Open for MKWC 2024 Residency Programme 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Media Release 1 September 2023  Aotearoa New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2024 Writers in Residence Programme The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased…

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Hana Pera Aoake: 2023
Emerging Māori Writers Residency

Hana Pera Aoake: 2023
Emerging Māori Writers Residency
958 958 Michael King Writers Centre

Hana, (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Hinerangi, Waikato/Tainui, Waitaha, Ngaati Waewae ki Kai Tahu Poutini) is a mother, artist, writer and independent researcher based in Kawerau. They…

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Liz Breslin: 2023
Winter Residency

Liz Breslin: 2023
Winter Residency
1920 1920 Michael King Writers Centre

Liz is a writer, editor and performer who has two poem collections, In bed with the feminists, part of which was winner of the Kathleen…

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Melinda Szymanik – Shanghai 2023

Melinda Szymanik – Shanghai 2023 1798 1798 Michael King Writers Centre

Melinda is a Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland based, award-winning author of stories for young people including picture books, short fiction and novels. She also writes poetry for…

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MKWC announces recipient of International Exchange with China

MKWC announces recipient of International Exchange with China 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

New Zealand China Friendship Society Residency Exchange Media Release 12 June 2023 Melinda Szymanik awarded 2023 Shanghai Writing Residency After a break in the residency…

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Helen Heath: 2023
Long Residency

Helen Heath: 2023
Long Residency
1367 1366 Michael King Writers Centre

The recipient of our eight week residency, the 11th for the year – Helen is a poet and essayist from the Kapiti Coast, Wellington. Her…

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