The MCW is for writers working on a large-scale creative writing project: a novel, short story collection, full-length work of creative nonfiction, or poetry collection.
The programme is convened by the award-winning novelist and short story writer, Paula Morris. Acclaimed poet Selina Tusitala Marsh co-supervises poets in the programme.
A weekly class seminar hosts a range of visitors, including local and international writers; practitioners from the world of film, radio and theatre; and speakers from the publishing and literary arts world.
Recent visiting writers have included Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Teju Cole, Frankie McMillan, Lucinda Hawksley, Michel Faber, Elizabeth McCracken, Louise Welch, Zoe Strachan, Ben Okri, Stephanie Johnson, Eleanor Catton, Owen Scott, David Mitchell, Colm Toibin, Sebastian Barry and Anita Desai.