2022 RA

Gillian Candler: 2022
Winter Residency

Gillian Candler: 2022
Winter Residency
774 774 Michael King Writers Centre

Our tenth writer-in-residence for the year, Gillian is an award-winning children’s author. Her books include the popular “Explore and Discover” series about nature habitats. Her…

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Sinead Overbye: 2022
Emerging Māori Writers Residency

Sinead Overbye: 2022
Emerging Māori Writers Residency
1539 1541 Michael King Writers Centre

Our ninth resident for the year, Sinead (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou) is a kairangahau and writer who lives in Wellington. Her work has been…

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Tara Black: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Tara Black: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency
1708 1707 Michael King Writers Centre

Tara is a Te Whanganui-a-Tara based cartoonist and art school drop-out. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from Massey University and can often be…

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Michele Powles: 2022
Autumn Residency

Michele Powles: 2022
Autumn Residency
1707 1708 Michael King Writers Centre

Our seventh resident for the year, Michele has been a writer, producer and dancer across the globe. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published widely…

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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
1920 1920 Michael King Writers Centre

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
1920 1920 Michael King Writers Centre

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
1707 1708 Michael King Writers Centre

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
1349 1349 Michael King Writers Centre

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
2003 2003 Michael King Writers Centre

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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