Writing New Zealand: People, Politics, Place

Applications for the annual Michael King Writers' Centre residential workshop close on Thursday 22 September 2016.

The residential workshop runs from 22-23 October 2016 at the Vaughan Park Retreat Centre in Long Bay, Auckland.

Delegates will be exposed to a range of New Zealand’s finest writers, all of whom have grounded their work in the unique local setting. Each will contribute to the various discussions on why New Zealand-inspired content matters.

Highlights will include:

  • Paula Morris, leading novelist and founder of the Academy of New Zealand Literature, on the diversity of New Zealand writing
  • Investigative journalist Nicky Hager on navigating crucial political territory
  • Internationally renowned journalist and commentator Toby Manhire on capturing the now
  • Leading Pacifica poets Albert Wendt and Selina Tusitala Marsh on where they draw their inspiration
  • Effective research tips and techniques with Paul Moon
  • Robust and informed panel discussions (fiction and non-fiction) including contributions from Atholl Anderson (Tangata Whenua); Tessa Duder; Joanne Drayton and David Veart and novelists Fiona Sussman, Graeme Lay and Greg McGee
  • Award-winning memoir with Jill Trevelyan
  • Outstanding New Zealand publisher, Bridget Williams on a lifetime of publishing our finest non-fiction

Find out more and apply