30 Nov 2010
The Michael King Writers’ Centre and The University of Auckland are calling for applications for a joint six-month writer’s residency in 2011.
The residency will take place between July and December, during the University’s second semester. A stipend of $30,000 will be paid.
The residency, which is offered with the support of Creative New Zealand, aims to foster New Zealand writing by providing an opportunity for an established author to work full-time on a major project in an academic environment, together with free accommodation and a studio working space at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport, Auckland.
The appointed writer will be based at the Michael King Writers’ Centre and spend two days each week at the English Department at The University of Auckland. The writer would be expected to take part in literary activities at the university and in the cultural life of the local community.
The residency will be available from 12 July 2011 and the writer will be required to be available for the start of the university’s second semester on 18 July 2011.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 7 December 2010 and the selection will be made by 20 December.
How to apply
Applicants should complete the application form available from the centre or on its website www.writerscentre.org.nz under the section Writers in Residence.
Applications may be sent by post or email to:
Michael King Writers’ Centre
PO Box 32-629
Devonport, North Shore City 0744
Ph: 09 445 8451