November 06, 2019
Keen demand for Michael King residencies
Increasing numbers of emerging Māori and Pasifika writers are putting their hands up for a residency at the Michael King Writers Centre in Devonport.
Trust chair Melanie Laville-Moore says there is growing demand for developing writers to have an opportunity to retreat and work on their craft.
There were a record 125 applicants for the 20 residencies, which include an increasing number of shorter residencies.
Playwright Albert Belz received one of the four University of Auckland residencies.
Tina Makereti and Joshua Pomare were among the other established writers to receive residencies, and emerging writers who will spend time in the Signalman‘s House include Aroha Awarau and Tru Paraha.
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