Emerging Māori Writer in Residence

  • Kelburn
  • Temporary
  • Sun Jul 12 23:42:22 2020
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Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, is currently seeking an Emerging Māori Writer in Residence for three months in the first half of 2021.

This is an exciting new opportunity for emerging Māori Writers in Aotearoa.

Applications are invited from Māori writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry (page and performance), devised performance, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, etc. Projects may be written in English or te reo Māori.

Spend three months working on your latest project with backing from Victoria University of Wellington’s renowned creative writing school and Creative New Zealand.

There is a writer’s stipend of $15,000, a space to write and creative support.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 30 October 2020

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Katie Hardwick-Smith at 04 463 6854 or modernletters@vuw.ac.nz But applicants should follow all steps listed below. - The application documentation required is listed on the Role Description.

Application information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Important - Application Steps.

Click Apply Button at base of Advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV and cover letter in the online form.

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Email completed application form to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz along with any further supporting documents stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

About Us
Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.


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