17 May 2012

Writing scheme on offer to aspiring Maori authors

7:17 pm on 17 May 2012

The call's going out for budding Maori authors to join an intensive writing scheme.

The Maori Literature Trust wants people to enter the Te Papa Tupu Writers Programme, where works can be developed - and possibly published.

Writers need to first submit a story in te reo Maori or English of between 5000 and 50,000 words.

The categories are: novel, short story, non-fiction, children's chapter book, and children's picture book.

Those selected will be given a basic living allowance for the six-month programme.

The trust says it's looking for people from all walks of life that have a drive and passion to write.