Media Release – 12 December 2016
The Michael King Writers’ Centre launched the fifth issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 10 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.
Winners of the $200 Chris Cole Catley Awards for the year were:
Theresa Boyd (Mt Albert Grammar School)
Joanna Li (Diocesan School for Girls)
The 2016 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 Elizabeth Morton, Stephanie Johnson, Chris Tse, Serie Barford, Dylan Horrocks, Briar Grace-Smith, Paula Morris and Selina Tusitala Marsh.
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 for its support. Signals is
published thanks to a grant from the Joyce Fisher Charitable