Writer in Residence
The Writer in Residence is an annual appointment to foster New Zealand writing, with support from Creative New Zealand.
About the residency
The Victoria University of Wellington / Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence appointment is jointly funded by Victoria University of Wellington and Creative New Zealand. It has been created to foster New Zealand writing by providing the appointee with the opportunity to write full-time within an academic environment for the period of tenure.
Applications are invited from writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, etc. Applicants should be authors of proven merit normally resident in New Zealand or New Zealanders currently resident overseas. There is no restriction on the occupation of applicants, but they should not be employees of Creative New Zealand or Victoria University, or have been employed by Victoria University in the twelve months prior to the closing date.
Applications for the 2019 appointment are now open, with an application deadline of 30 September 2018. A full role description and application is available on the Current Vacancies page of Victoria’s website (position reference 2254. Enquiries can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.