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Emerging Māori Writer in Residence

Emerging Māori Writer in Residence

Emerging Māori Writer in Residence

Victoria University of Wellington

Closing Date : 25 Nov 2019

Victoria University / Creative New Zealand Emerging Māori Writer in Residence 2020 position with the International Institute of Modern Letters, Kelburn Campus.

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. 

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. This is open to writers across all genres and runs during the second half of 2020.

Role Description

Further enquiries may be made to Katie Hardwick-Smith, International Institute of Modern Letters, Ph: 04 4636854 or email

About Us

Victoria University of Wellington
is New Zealand’s globally-minded 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.

Our vision - Victoria University of Wellington will be a world-leading capital city university and one of the great global-civic universities.

Our mission and purpose - Victoria University of Wellington’s mission is to undertake excellent research, teaching and public engagement in the service of local, national, regional and global communities.

Our values - Victoria University of Wellington’s core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity and empathy. These values are manifested in our commitment to civic engagement, sustainability, inclusivity, equity, diversity and openness.  We prize intellectual rigour and independence, academic freedom, critical enquiry and excellence.

We are a progressive university with ambitious strategic goals and a commitment to having a professional workforce that reflects the diversity of its community. Professional staff engage with academic staff, students, parents, Government, iwi, community groups and many other external stakeholders. All professional staff are expected to uphold the reputation of the University through the way they undertake their work.

Victoria University of Wellington is committed to the Treaty of Waitangi. “Mai i te iho ki te pae” is the Māori Strategic Outcomes Framework which is linked to the University’s Strategic Plan. Mā te rautaki tātou e koke whakamua (via the strategy we strive to move forward together).

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For further information about the University go to and apply at this link.

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