Thursday, March 23, 2017

Michael King Writers' Centre March Newsletter

Michael King Writers' Centre

Newsletter March 2017

Plums and monarchs in MKWC garden
The New Year has started off well here at the centre. We have welcomed our first resident fellow for the year, Frankie McMillan, the plum trees have fruited and we have hosted four visiting writers from Auckland, Sweden, Perth and Dunedin.
The true summer weather in February, with warmer temperatures was especially welcome as the house was reroofed throughout the entire month and into the first weeks of March.
We appreciated that Auckland Council appointed contractor Downers (and Certified Roofing Services) stuck to the schedule and were considerate to the operation of the Centre throughout reroofing.
As the year progresses we are looking forward to welcoming the other three recipients of residencies; Whiti Hereaka (Maori Residency), Anthony Byrt (Spring Residency) and Anna Jackson (Early Summer Residency) – along with many other visiting writers from Aotearoa and around the world. We also have an interesting programme of events lined up.
Tania Stewart

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