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New residency announced for emerging Pasifika writers

Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters has announced a new Emerging Pasifika Writer’s Residency for 2019.

The Residency, supported by Creative New Zealand, runs for three months and includes a writing room, a stipend of $15,000, and mentoring by a member of the Pasifika arts community.

The Residency was one of several ideas proposed around supporting new Pasifika writers at a Talanoa—a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue—hosted by the IIML and attended by Pasifika writers and theatre-makers.

The Residency is unique in that applications are invited from writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry (page and performance), devised performance, creative non-fiction and graphic novels. Applications are welcomed from writers (individuals or small teams) at an early stage of their careers, with a growing body of work.

Applications close 31 July 2018. For further details please contact[email protected]z