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New Zealanders at War: Writing War

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:20 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

The centenary of World War I has led to a wealth of writing and historical research. Remembering the sacrifice of a generation of New Zealanders, we reflect on the realities of war, the myths, the aftermath and impact on those left at home. More >>

Matakite: the face of vision, the eye that sees, the seer

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 11:25 am | Michael King Writers'Centre

Devonport author and archaeologist David Veart speaks with Mere Whaanga, the current writer in residence at the Michael King Writers' Centre. Whaanga is writing a novel, Legacy of the Seer, about three generations of Maori psychics in rural Hawkes Bay. ... More >>

In Conversation: Roger Hall and Arthur Meek

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 9:24 am | Michael King Writers'Centre

Each month during winter, usually the last Sunday in the month, two writers will come together for a discussion about their craft. Most of the events will be held at the Michael King Writers' Centre, although some may take place at other venues ... More >>

In their own words: Readings from World War One

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:13 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

Depot Artspace has two exhibitions marking the hundred years since Gallipoli: Lest We Forget the 500 Cook Island Soldiers and The Lost Men of Devonport . Against this backdrop, the Michael King Writers' Centre has asked some leading locals and writers ... More >>

In Their Own Words - Readings from World War One

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:07 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

The Depot Artspace has two exhibitions marking one hundred years since Gallipoli: Lest We Forget the 500 Cook Island Soldiers, and The Lost Men of Devonport. More >>

An evening with comedy legend Michele A'Court

Friday, 10 April 2015, 2:55 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

The North Shore Libraries Foundation invites you to enjoy a fun night out to hear how Michele's award-winning comedy show has now become a book, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter. More >>

War Talk - Writing drama about World War One

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:08 am | Michael King Writers'Centre

Two prominent NZ playwrights will talk about the challenges of writing about World War One at the Kerr St Artspace in Devonport this weekend. Philip Braithwaite’s latest play The War Play, opening at Fortune Theatre in Dunedin at the end of March, ... More >>

Four NZ writers selected for 2015 residencies

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 11:21 am | Michael King Writers'Centre

The Michael King Writers' Centre today announced the four writers who have been awarded residencies at the Devonport writers' retreat in 2015. The four writers will explore diverse aspects of New Zealand life and culture - from Māori spirituality, ... More >>

State of Play: Playwrights and playwriting in New Zealand

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:31 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

Yes, it's true, New Zealand does have twenty living playwrights whose work has helped to create the multi-faceted gem that is New Zealand Theatre. --Theatreview More >>

Readings from Old Devonport and Open Afternoon

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 12:55 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

Friends of the Michael King Writers’ Centre present readings from old Devonport and an open afternoon at the Centre during the Auckland Heritage Festival. More >>

Come and discuss "A Tangled Web" in Devonport

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 4:06 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

In the 1840s there was a famous and bloody murder right here in Devonport. It was followed by the public hanging, on the same spot, of the culprit. The victim of the crime was Lt Robert Snow, who was the first signalman in Auckland, in charge of the ... More >>

Publishing Now. A residential workshop on publishing

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:57 am | Michael King Writers'Centre

Publishing is in a state of flux. This three-day live-in workshop will help writers learn to navigate the maze that is the publishing business today. It will cover: More >>

Writing your heart out with Deborah Shepard

Friday, 15 August 2014, 3:44 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

The Michael King Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce a new course on writing memoir to be led by author, film and art historian, and life writing mentor Deborah Shepard. More >>

In Conversation…Gaylene Preston and Deborah Shepard

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:03 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

In Conversation…Gaylene Preston and Deborah Shepard Renowned filmmaker and producer Gaylene Preston comes from Wellington for a conversation with author Deborah Shepard . More >>

Author talk and powhiri for Kelly Ana Morey

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 4:35 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

Join Ngati Whatua, the Devonport Library Associates and the Michael King Writers’ Centre to welcome author Kelly Ana Morey (Ngati Kuri) to Devonport. More >>

Māori Poets Celebrate Matariki

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 1:12 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

An exciting group of Māori poets – several of the country’s leading poets and some emerging writers - will come together to celebrate Matariki with readings and korero at a free event on Saturday June 28. More >>

Always My Sister

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 3:09 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

This is the story of my sister, Maggie Reardon, who broke my heart - as sisters sometimes do. More >>

Alison Wong to join Shanghai International Writing Programme

Monday, 19 May 2014, 10:41 am | Michael King Writers'Centre

Award-winning novelist and poet Alison Wong has been selected to take part in an inaugural writers’ exchange with China this year. She will be the first New Zealand writer to join the prestigious Shanghai International Writers’ Program in September ... More >>

In conversation with leading New Zealand writers

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 1:13 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

Friends of the Michael King Writers’ Centre will launch a new series of writer events this winter, featuring leading New Zealand writers in conversation. The first in the series will bring together authors Peter Wells and Shonagh Koea in conversation ... More >>

Traffic cones for Christchurch

Friday, 21 February 2014, 12:53 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

People all over New Zealand are being asked to remember the devastating February 2011 Christchurch earthquake this weekend by placing flowers in traffic cones in their neighbourhoods, towns and cities. The project is inspired by Henry Sunderland, ... More >>



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