Writers in Residence 2020

The Signalman’s House

Michael King-Writers-Centre-inside

Hallway display of Residency Alumni

Michael King portrait in shared lounge

2020 Writers in Residence

Throughout 2020 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 upon an exciting and eclectic range of topics to include: two memoirs; seven novels and short story collections; three children’s books; two theatre plays; two collections of poetry, and four non-fiction projects.

The prestigious University of Auckland/MKWC Residencies were awarded to Pip Adam, Albert Belz, Tom Doig and Penelope Jackson.

Other established writers to receive residencies include current Poet Laureate David Eggleton, Hera Lindsay Bird, Jeff Evans, Rachael King, Bren MacDibble, Tina Makereti, Joshua Pomare, Fifi Colston and Tania Roxborogh.

Emerging writers awarded a residency are Aroha Awarau, Jane Arthur, Rose Carlyle, Megan Dunn, Amy McDaid, Tru Paraha and Maria Samuela.

The Michael King Writers Centre thanks all applicants and wishes all our residency recipients the best of luck with their work.

All of the residencies are available thanks to support from Creative New Zealand.