Applications are open for the sixth University Book Shop Otago & Robert Lord Writers' Cottage Trust Emerging Writers Residency.

By Otago University Bookshop | Posted: Thursday August 5, 2021

This residency enables an emerging writer to enjoy six weeks' accommodation at the Robert Lord Writers' Cottage Trust, admin support at the University Book Shop, alignment with the University of Otago Summer School Programme, and a $1500 stipend.
The Residency runs alongside the University of Otago Summer School dates of 10 January 2022 – 18 February 2022

All the details and application information can be found here:

Previous recipients have been anthropologist Hannah Bulloch; Wellington-based Pasifika story-teller and writer for both adults and children Maria Samuela; Auckland-based poet Michael Steven; and critic, essayist, lawyer, reviewer and creative fiction writer, John Forde (originally of Invercargill and Dunedin, but currently living in London). Hannah's tale of her mother's family's intrepid journey to the Isle of Skye will be published by Otago University Press next year; Maria was short-listed for last year's Commonwealth short story prize; Michael Steven's second poetry collection was published last year; and John finished polishing his novel and embarked on a new project using the Hocken as a key research tool. We're thrilled to have supported these writers in a small way and look forward to celebrating their ongoing writing achievements.

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