Writer in Residence
In partnership with the Michael King Writers' Centre and Te Waka Toi, Creative New Zealand, the Department of English hosts The University of Auckland Residency, which enables a writer to reside for six months of the year, from July to December, at the Michael King Centre, which is located in an historic villa in Devonport. The fellowship includes a financial stipend, plus access to a University office, printing and computing facilities, and an opportunity to contribute to teaching and creative mentoring in the department.
For information on how to apply for these residencies please visit the homepage of the Michael King Writer’s Centre.
Previous holders of this award are:
2011: Michelanne Forster
Michelanne Forster is a distinguished playwright.
2010: Bill Direen
Bill Direen is a poet and musician.
2009: Ian Wedde
Ian Wedde is a distinguished poet, novelist and critic.
2008: Chris Price
Chris Price is a distinguished poet.
2007: Dylan Horrocks
Dylan Horrocks is an award-winning graphic novelist and comic artist.