The International Writing Program, University of Iowa Writers’ Residency 2011 provides a unique opportunity for a New Zealand writer to live and work at the University of Iowa in the United States and participate in its International Writing Program (IWP). This writer’s residency brings established writers from around the world to the university where they become part of the lively literary community on campus. The opportunity is the result of a partnership between Creative New Zealand and the University of Iowa and is open to writers who have published at least one volume of work. Applicants from all literary genres at an early stage of their career, as well as more established writers, are eligible to apply.
The Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers’ Fellowship is New Zealand’s largest writing fellowship and supports established writers to work on a major project that will take two or more years to complete. Current recipient, Kate De Goldi is the eighth writer awarded the fellowship since its inauguration in 2003. It was renamed in recognition of the late Michael King for his contribution to literature and his role in advocating for a major fellowship for New Zealand writers. Previous recipients include Owen Marshall, Vincent O’Sullivan, CK Stead, Rachel Barrowman, Neville Peat, Dame Fiona Kidman and Philip Simpson.
The Berlin Writer’s Residency 2011/2012 offers a New Zealand writer the opportunity to live and write on an approved project in Berlin for up to 11 months. It provides cover for travel to Berlin, insurance, a stipend and accommodation in the Friedrichshain district in former East Berlin. Previous recipients include Sarah Quigley, Tina Shaw, Kapka Kassabova, Philip Temple, Tim Corballis, Lloyd Jones and Sir James McNeish.
Applications for all three opportunities close on 25 February 2011. Please follow this link to find out more here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org