About Margaret King Spencer

Margaret King Spencer was a writer and historian from the East Coast. Born in 1914, she settled in

The Margaret King Spencer Writers Encouragement Trust  was a bequest from the Gisborne writer and historian, Margaret Spencer, that has enabled the establishment of a Trust, set up to further assist members of the public to acquire, develop and improve their literary writing skills and to the extent that it is in the public interest to do so, the publication of the writers’ works. Each year the Trust awards up to $5000 for writing about or to those who are a writer from Gisborne – East Caost – Tairawhiti working in literary, historical, or scientific fields.

One of this year’s recipients was the Tairawhiti Writer’s Hub, who will publish an anthology of local writing under the Souther Skies label.

Further information can be obtained by contacting The Margaret Spencer Writers Encouragement Trust, C/- BDO, PO Box 169. Gisborne. Phone 06 8691 400. e-mail: writerstrust@bdo.co.nz



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