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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 >>

Applications open for Shanghai writers’ programme

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 5:40 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

New Zealand's literary exchange with China continues this year with an invitation for a New Zealand writer to spend two months in Shanghai. More >>

Poetry and Picnic in the Garden

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 6:35 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

The Writer's CentreEnjoy the spectacle of sails from the Signalman’s House on Auckland Anniversary Day. More >>

Shanghai-New Zealand Writers’ Exchange

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 12:21 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

The first significant literary exchange between New Zealand and China continues in 2014 with an opportunity for a New Zealand writer to hold a two-month residency in Shanghai. More >>

Always My Sister – reading and book launch

Monday, 4 November 2013, 11:49 am | Michael King Writers'Centre

Always My Sister, a new play by Michelanne Forster, is based on a murder that took place in Devonport in the 1840s and explores domestic violence. More >>

Writing the Arts: The Explanatory Word

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 11:41 am | Michael King Writers'Centre

Applications are now open for the fifth Michael King Writers’ Centre Residential Workshop, this year focusing on Writing the Arts. More >>

Chinese Writer Wins Inaugural New Zealand Literary Award

Friday, 19 April 2013, 12:02 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

Chinese Writer Wins Inaugural New Zealand Literary Award A 23-year-old Chinese writer will take up the first Rewi Alley Writing Fellowship in New Zealand. Ms Huo Yan, a Ph.D student at Beijing Normal University, arrives in Auckland on April 29 for ... More >>



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