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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…

Applications for 2020 Residencies Open 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Applications for 2020 Residencies Open

Media Release 19 August 2019  New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2020 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 2018 Launched 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Signals 2018 Launched

Media Release 10 December 2018  Signals 2018 Launched The Michael King Writers Centre launched the seventh issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 8 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 2019 Residency Recipients Announced 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Michael King Writers Centre 2019 Residency Recipients Announced

Media Release 10 October 2018 Michael King Writers Centre 2019 Residency Recipients Announced From a history of the Listener to a series of inter-linked short stories exploring the Māori diaspora, the participants in the 2019 MKWC residency programme cover an exciting, varied and eclectic range of topics. Aotearoa’s National Writers Centre is particularly delighted that…

MKWC at the National Writers Forum 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

MKWC at the National Writers Forum

Media Release 27 August 2018 WIN A WEEK AT THE MICHAEL KING WRITERS CENTRE AND A ONE-ON-ONE CRAFT SESSION WITH PAULA MORRIS  Writers attending the National Writers Forum in September can enter to win a package of two valuable prizes offered by the Michael King Writers Centre, Aotearoa New Zealand’s national writers’ facility and literary…

Frances Edmond joins 2018 Shanghai Writing Program 150 150 Michael King Writers Centre

Frances Edmond joins 2018 Shanghai Writing Program

Media Release 23 May 2018  Frances Edmond joins 2018 Shanghai Writing Program Frances Edmond has been selected as the third New Zealand writer to join the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s International Writing Program. Frances is a Waiheke Island based writer and reviewer who works across disciplines in film, theatre and literature. Her project for the residency…