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MKWC 2023 Residencies Announced 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

MKWC 2023 Residencies Announced

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 their work cut out for them with a high number of applications received for the 18 residencies planned across 2023. There were 108 applicants totalling 509 individual applications across all…

2023 Residency Applications Open 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

2023 Residency Applications Open

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 to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can…

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

MKWC Announces Inaugural Residency with Australia

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 association with Varuna, The National Writers’ House in Katoomba, NSW, Australia is pleased to announce a new residency for New Zealand writers. The writer awarded the residency will receive return…

Michael King Writers Centre 2022 Residency Recipients Announced 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Michael King Writers Centre 2022 Residency Recipients Announced

Media Release 15 November 2021 The Michael King Writers Centre announces 2022 Residencies This year’s Michael King Writers Centre residency selection panel had their work cut out for them with a high number of applications received again for the 19 residencies planned across 2022. There were 109 applicants totalling 522 individual applications across all of…

MKWC Announces An International Exchange With Australia 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

MKWC Announces An International Exchange With Australia

Media Release 14 July 2021  The Michael King Writers Centre Announces An International Exchange With Australia Kate Mildenhall has been announced as the recipient of the inaugural New Zealand-Australia residency exchange, an international residency program held by Varuna, the Australian National Writers House in collaboration with the Michael King Writers Centre in Auckland and the…

Michael King Writers Centre 2021 Residency Recipients Announced 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Michael King Writers Centre 2021 Residency Recipients Announced

Media Release 11 November 2020 The Michael King Writers Centre announces its Residencies for 2021 This year’s Michael King Writers Centre residency selection panel had their work cut out for them with a high number of applications received again for the 20 residencies planned across 2021. There were 119 applicants totalling 433 individual applications across…

Applications for 2021 Residency Programme Open 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Applications for 2021 Residency Programme Open

Media Release 21 August 2020 New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2021 Writers in Residence Programme. The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look…

Signals 2019 Launched 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Signals 2019 Launched

Media Release 9 December 2019  Signals 2019 Launched The Michael King Writers Centre launched the eighth issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 7 December at the National Library in Parnell. The journal features the work of senior secondary students who took part in this year’s Young Writers Programme, as well…

Michael King Writers Centre 2020 Residency Recipients Announced 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Michael King Writers Centre 2020 Residency Recipients Announced

Media Release 4 November 2019  The Michael King Writers Centre announces its Residencies for 2020 This year’s Michael King Writers Centre Residency Selection Panel had their work cut out with a significant 40% increase in the number of applications received for the 20 residencies planned across 2020. There were a record-breaking 127 applicants, totalling 487…

Chinese Writer selected for Residency at MKWC 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Chinese Writer selected for Residency at MKWC

Media Release 10 September 2019 Michael King Writers Centre New Zealand China Friendship Society – Rewi Alley Fellowship Sun Wei travels to Aotearoa for residency Sun Wei has been selected as the fourth Chinese writer to travel to Aotearoa for an eight week residency at the Michael King Writers Centre. Shanghai born and bred, Sun…