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MKWC Announces Inaugural Residency with Australia

MKWC Announces Inaugural Residency with Australia 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Media Release 30 March 2022   New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its Inaugural 2022 International Residency with Australia The Michael King Writers Centre in…

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Matthew Packer: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Matthew Packer: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency
587 587 Michael King Writers Centre

Matthew is a writer, scholar, and teacher based in Wellington. He returned home in 2021 after several years teaching university English in Iowa. Much of…

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Ashleigh Young: 2022
Late Summer Residency

Ashleigh Young: 2022
Late Summer Residency
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We have welcomed our fifth writer-in-residence for the 2022 Programme… Ashleigh is the author of How I Get Ready (VUP, 2019), Can You Tolerate This? (VUP, 2016), and Magnificent Moon (VUP,…

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Scott Butler: 2022
Established Māori Writers Residency

Scott Butler: 2022
Established Māori Writers Residency
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Scott’s (Ngāti Kahu), first home was on an air-force base in Blenheim, New Zealand. His love of books came from the birthday gift his father…

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Faith Wilson: 2022
Emerging Pasifika Writers Residency

Faith Wilson: 2022
Emerging Pasifika Writers Residency
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Faith (Sāmoa|Germany, Clan Gunn|England), is a writer and editor who grew up in the Waikato but now lives in Tāmaki Makaurau. She is the founder…

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Shilo Kino: 2022
Emerging Māori Writers Residency

Shilo Kino: 2022
Emerging Māori Writers Residency
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Our second writer-in-residence for the year, Shilo (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto) is an award-winning writer and journalist. The Pōrangi Boy is her first book and the…

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Claire Baylis: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Claire Baylis: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency
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Happy New Year! We are very happy to have welcomed Claire as our first writer-in-residence for 2022. Claire is a fiction writer and legal researcher…

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Miro Bilbrough: 2021
Established Writers Residency

Miro Bilbrough: 2021
Established Writers Residency
333 333 Michael King Writers Centre

Miro is a filmmaker, filmmaking teacher and a poet whose memoir of a counterculture New Zealand adolescence, In the Time of the Manaroans (Victoria Univeristy…

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Jordan Hamel: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Jordan Hamel: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency
1708 1707 Michael King Writers Centre

Jordan Hamel is a Pōneke-based writer, poet and performer. He grew up in Timaru on a healthy diet of Catholicism and toxic masculinity. He was…

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Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency
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Zarah is a writer from Auckland. She is the author of Nostalgia Has Ruined My Life (Giramondo Publishing, 2021) and Autobiography of a Marguerite (Hue…

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