The Michael King Writers' Centre has several workshop programmes.
Annual residential workshop - mid-career and established writers
The major programme is the regular residential workshop designed for mid-career authors. Each symposium-style workshop is based on a specific theme such as writing history, biography or memoir. The focus is on non-fiction.
The residential workshops are held at Vaughan Park in Long Bay and feature high-level speakers.
Michael King Young Writers Programme
The Young Writers Programme is designed for senior secondary school students who are interested in creative writing and who have a talent. Nominations are made through secondary schools. Students have the opportunity to attend one-day workshops on aspects of writing or master classes with leading writers.
The Poetry Project
The Poetry Project is a programme for younger students, particularly primary and intermediate schools but also some secondary classes, which provides an introduction to creative writing. In this programme, poets work with classes or a group of students in the school environment. Students are encouraged to write about a specific theme, such as Matariki or Our Place, and to share the work with others.
Workshops on writing memor
From time to time we offer workshops or master classes on topics such as memoir, led by author Deborah Shepard.