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NZ’s national writer-residency organisation continues

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NZ’s national writer-residency organisation continues with an extended number of residencies in 2019

The Michael King Writers’ Centre provides a year-round programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland. Residents receive accommodation, the use of a writing studio and a generous stipend.

The 2019 programme offers 15 residencies for periods of two to five weeks each. Four of the residencies are specifically for Maori or Pasifika writers. New in this year’s programme is a change to the University of Auckland Residency, now split into four time slots across the year to attract a wider range of established writers.

‘The traditional model of long-term residencies doesn’t work for many writers with family, community or job commitments,’ says trustee Paula Morris, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland and convenor of its Master in Creative Writing programme. ‘We’ve seen the success of our short-term residencies at the Michael King Writers’ Centre, and want to make sure the University residency reaches a similar diversity of writers.’

Two month-long ‘visiting writer’ residencies will be offered in each of the university semesters, to encourage interaction with students.

For application form and more details see: https://writerscentre.org.nz/residency-programme-applications/

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