Verb Wellington and Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, with support from the Mātātuhi Foundation, have come together to offer an opportunity to spend time in one of the world’s most vibrant literary cities to focus on your writing. Professor John Ormiston ONZM is a patron of this residency in memory of his wife, the late Professor Diana (Dinny) Lennon ONZM (1949-2018).
When: The residency period is Sunday 17 October (arrive this day to settle in) until Monday 8 November (check out of accommodation).
What: You will receive a $3,000NZD stipend to cover food and other incidental expenses over your three-week stay. From Monday to Friday during each of the three weeks, you will have use of a small, private office space with access to Wifi and basic kitchen facilities at Katherine Mansfield House & Garden. You will have warm, sunny, self-catering Airbnb accommodation located close to the Botanic Gardens and within walking distance to Katherine Mansfield House & Garden and the CBD.
Required:  two public events while in Wellington for the residency (one event may be within the Verb Writers Festival which is 3 – 7 November) and to attend one welcome dinner and farewell event.
Travel: Aotearoa authors will need to cover the cost of domestic travel to Wellington.
Application requirements: a 10-page sample of work with 1.5 line spaces and in 12-point font. You will also need to attach a maximum 2-page CV.
Application fee: $10NZD per application to cover the costs of administration for the residency.

Deadlines: applications open on Friday 11 June and close Friday 9 July. The successful applicant will be notified by Monday 26 July. Full details here

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