Meagan is an Auckland based writer of European and Māori descent born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She moved permanently to New Zealand in 2005, where she has lived with her partner and two children since. Meagan has been writing adult fiction for four years, and her work has been published and accepted for future publication in Landfall, Geometry Journal, Phantom Billstickers Café Reader and Takahe.
In 2017, Meagan completed a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at Auckland University, where she was a recipient of a James Wallace scholarship. In her writing, Meagan is interested in exploring the tales and challenges of some of the more marginal and subversive voices of our times. She writes darkly beautiful, and unsettling contemporary prose that tells compelling and compassionate stories about characters living on the periphery. She is currently working on her first novel. A work of contemporary fiction set in Auckland that follows three adult siblings across continents, islands and divides of time. Arranged in three parts, the book tracks the present day (but separate) stories of the siblings as they struggle to reconcile and overcome the history they share.
Meagan says ‘the opportunity to stay at the MK writers centre is one I feel deeply grateful for. Residential Writers Retreats, are invaluable, allowing writers to completely immerse themselves in their projects, and achieve so much more than is possible in the ‘business’ of everyday life.
The MK cottage inspires creative and scholarly reflection, and continues to support artists and their important work’.