Applications open today for 2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme

Applications open today for 2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme

New Zealand’s literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association for eight weeks in September and October 2018.

The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an inner-city apartment, a small stipend

for living expenses and return economy class air travel.

This opportunity is available through a partnership between the New Zealand China Friendship

Society, the Michael King Writers’ Centre, the Shanghai Writers’ Association, and Shanghai People’s

Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

Writers are invited to take part in discussions and literary events and are required to write an

article on a nominated theme before the residency starts. Apart from that obligation, the writers

are able to work on a project of their choice.

Up to seven writers from all over the world are in the programme each year. Many celebrated writers

have taken part over the years.

New Zealand applications close on Friday 30th March at 5pm and should be emailed to the Michael

King Writers’ Centre. Application details can be found on the MKWC website:

The selection will be managed by a panel appointed by the Michael King Writers’ Centre and the NZ

China Friendship Society.

For further information, please contact:

Jan McEwen

Michael King Writers’ Centre, PO Box 32-629, Devonport, Auckland 0744

Ph: (09) 445 8451

Mobile: 0274 811 567

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