2022 Writers in Residence
The Michael King Writers Centre Trust is looking forward to welcoming and hosting a diverse cohort of writers who, during their time in Devonport’s Signalman’s House, will work on an exciting and eclectic range of topics including: poetry that experiments with hybridity and is an exploration of trans language and poetic form, of territory and authority; a psychological, supernatural thriller that explores the impacts of loss and grief and examines the power of intuition and the emotional damage done when intuition is ignored; an allegorical, contemporary novel of trees, dance and kidnapping that uses a feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and a family’s struggle with a child in a coma to investigate western society’s rejection of the innate interconnectivity of nature. There are also essays that cover cultural collapse, abuse, violence, desire, morality, religion and Judaism, loss and death, class, feminism, love, film, socio-cultural phenomena, sub and counter-cultural movements, social and people’s movements.
Established writers to receive residencies are: Ashleigh Young, Clare Moleta, Emma Espiner, Erik Kennedy, Gillian Candler, Michele Powles, Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith, Scott Butler and Vana Manaisadis.
Emerging writers awarded a residency are: Anna Rankin, Claire Baylis, Faith Wilson, Madison Hamill, Matthew Packer, Shriya Bhagwat, Sinead Overbye, Tara Black and Shilo Kino.