Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Applications open for Shanghai writers’ programme

New Zealand's literary exchange with China continues this year with an invitation for a New Zealand writer to spend two months in Shanghai.

Last year, Huo Yan, a young writing star from Beijing, took up the first Rewi Alley Fellowship in New Zealand for two months. This year a New Zealand writer will be selected for a two month residency in Shanghai. Applications for that opportunity are now open.

The selected writer will join an established international writers’ programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association, the city’s most prestigious literary organisation, in September and October this year.

The writers receive free accommodation in an inner-city apartment, a small stipend for living expenses and return air travel. They’re invited to take part in discussions and literary events and are required to write an article on a nominated theme before the residency starts. Apart from that obligation, the writers are able to work on a project of their choice.

Up to seven writers from all over the world are in the programme each year. Many celebrated writers have taken part, including Malaysian Tash Aw, who was long-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

New Zealand applications will close on Friday March 7 and should be posted or emailed to the Michael King Writers’ Centre. Application details can be found on the centre’s website, or email the centre. The selection will be managed by a panel appointed by the Michael King Writers’ Centre and the NZ China Friendship Society.

The opportunity is part of the first significant literary exchange between New Zealand and China. A writer from Shanghai will hold a similar fellowship at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Auckland in 2015. The exchange follows the inaugural Rewi Alley Fellowship in May 2013, when 25-year-old Huo Yan from Beijing, held a two-month residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre with funding through the NZ China Friendship Society.

The project is a partnership between the New Zealand China Friendship Society, the Michael King Writers’ Centre, the Shanghai Writers’ Association and the Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. The Shanghai Writers’ Association will fund the 2014 residency, while the NZ China Friendship Society will fund the 2015 residency via their Simon Deng Li Fund, established in 2012 to encourage cultural links between New Zealand and China.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news