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Signals 2017 Launched

Signals 2017 Launched

The Michael King Writers’ Centre launched the sixth issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 9 December at the National Library in Parnell.

The journal features the work of senior secondary students who took part in this year’s Young Writers Programme, as well as its alumni. Over 190 pieces were submitted to the editors.

This year we are very grateful to have received the support of Penguin Random House.

Winners of the $150 Chris Cole Catley Prizes for the year were Maria Ji of Auckland University and Rachel Meadows of Auckland University of Technology. Full results are as follows:

Poetry: Judged by Gregory Kan

First - T & C by Maria Ji

Second - We Are Working on Standing Still by Sophie van Waardenberg

Highly Commended - Paradox by Pritha Marks

Prose: Judged by Whiti Hereaka

First - Tumour by Rachel Meadows

Second - When the Wolves Come Out by Joanna Li

Highly Commended - Roses for the Grave by Gina Holden and Birdgod – Rachel Meadows The 2017 Programme attracted more than 130 senior students, representing schools from all over Auckland.

Leading writers contributed to workshops and master classes in collaboration with tutors Ros Ali and Jo Emeney. Guests included Ali Ikram, Toby Morris, Chris Price, Gregory Kan, Whiti Hereaka and Fiona Sussman, Matt Harris and Tina Makareti.

Copies of Signals will be distributed to Auckland secondary schools and libraries. The journal will be available from the Michael King Writers’ Centre and selected bookshops.

The Young Writers Programme thanks Creative New Zealand, Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust and Penguin Random House for their support.

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