Mayor plans writ­ers’ grant

Central Leader - - NEWS -

A $10,000 writ­ers’ grant will be funded by Auck­land’s may­oral budget.

Mayor Len Brown will li­aise with lit­er­ary in­dus­try lead­ers to de­velop the grant and ap­pli­ca­tion process, with a view to mak­ing the first grant in 2015.

It will be open to writ­ers based in Auck­land.

‘‘There is no short­age of great lit­er­ary talent in our re­gion,’’ Brown says.

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