Events 2014

Signals launch

06 December 2014 - 10 am

The Michael King Writers’ Centre will launch the third issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 6 December at the National Library in Auckland.

The journal features the work of writers who took part in this year’s Young Writers Programme, as well winning pieces from the inaugural Chris Cole Catley Writing Awards.

The 2014 Programme attracted more than 130 senior students, representing schools from Manurewa to Dargaville.

Leading writers, journalists and musicians contributed to workshops and master classes in collaboration with tutors Ros Ali and Jo Emeney. Guests included Simon Wilson, Vaughn Davis, Charlotte Grimshaw, Annie Crummer, Seth Haapu, Mike Chunn and Arthur Baysting, Anne Kennedy, Paula Morris, Ted Dawe and Steve Braunias.

Signals will be launched at the National Library in Stanley Street, Auckland, on Saturday December 6 at 10am. The winners of the Chris Cole Catley Writing Awards will also be announced at the event.










Copies of Signals will be distributed to Auckland secondary schools and Auckland libraries. The journal will be available through selected bookshops and through the Michael King Writers’ Centre.The Young Writers Programme thanks Creative New Zealand for its support. Signals is published thanks to a grant from the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust.