Applications open for 2018 Michael King Writers’ Centre residencies

Applications open for 2018 Michael King Writers’ Centre residencies

The Michael King Writers’ Centre is excited to announce that they have extended their residency programme for 2018. Applications are invited from New Zealand writers for up to eleven supported residencies, with stipends ranging from $2,000 to $27,000.

Writers selected for the 2018 residencies will have free accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport, use of the writer’s studio and receive a stipend: 

  • Emerging Writer Residency, four weeks (or two x two weeks), Between Monday 8 January – Sunday 4 February 2018, (stipend $500 per week);
  •  The University of Auckland Residency 20 weeks from Monday 5 February – Sunday 24 June 2018 stipend/salary of $27,000);
  • Māori Writer’s Residency, eight weeks (with the option of having two weeks, four weeks or the full eight weeks) between Monday 25 June – Sunday 19 August (stipend $1,000 per week); 
  • Winter Residency, four weeks from Monday 20 August – Sunday 16 September 2018 (stipend $4,000);  Spring Residency, four weeks from Monday 17 September – Sunday 14 October 2017 (stipend $4,000) 
  • Early Summer Residency, five weeks from Monday 15 October – Sunday 18 November 2018 (stipend $5,000)
  •  Pasifika Residency, four weeks (or two x two weeks), between Monday 19 November – Sunday 16 December 2018 (stipend $1000 per week). 

The eight-week residencies are open to emerging or established writers.  The 20 week residency, offered in partnership with the University of Auckland, is for an established writer who will benefit from the academic environment.  Writers must be working on a specific project in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction or non-fiction. Writers from all over New Zealand, including those who live in Auckland, are welcome to apply. The residencies are offered with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.

Application forms and further information are available on the centre’s web site or from the centre. Applications close on Friday October 6, 2017 and the selections are expected to be announced in November.