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Call for applications for 2010 writers’ residencies

23 Sep 2009

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The Michael King Writers’ Centre is calling for applications for two eight-week residencies at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport in early 2010.

A stipend of $8,000 will be paid for each residency. The residencies are offered with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.

The aim is to support New Zealand writers and to promote New Zealand literature by providing an opportunity for two authors to work full-time on a major project.

The first residency runs from January to mid-March, the second from March to May.

The residencies are open to established authors, working on a project in fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry. Applicants should be writers of proven merit and usually resident in New Zealand or hold New Zealand citizenship.

The successful writers will be able to use a bedroom at the Michael King Writers’ Centre and work in the writer’s studio.

Applications close on Wednesday 30 September 2009. The selection panel expects to announce its decision before the end of October.

Information about these opportunities, the dates, the terms and conditions, and how to apply is available on the centre’s web site at www.writerscentre.org.nz or contact:

The Administrator
Michael King Writers’ Centre
PO Box 32-629
Devonport, North Shore City 0744
Auckland

Email: administrator@writerscentre.org.nz
Ph/fax: 445 8451