Pung, Lee awarded WrICE fellowships
Melbourne’s RMIT University has awarded fellowships to writers Alice Pung and Michele Lee for writing residencies in China.
Pung was awarded the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE) Established Writer Fellowship, and Lee was awarded the WrICE Early Career Writer Fellowship. The writers will join a collaborative immersion residency in Guangzhou and Yangshou, China, in April 2016, and a reciprocal residency in Melbourne later that year.
In a statement, WrICE co-director David Carlin said: ‘WrICE is forming a rich mosaic of connections between writers across the region, a creative community in which Alice Pung and Michele Lee will be both warmly welcomed and highly esteemed.’
The WrICE program is in its second year, with 22 emerging and established writers participating in collaborative residencies and public events in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Melbourne. Its inaugural fellowship winners were Melissa Lucashenko, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Jennifer Down, Amarlie Foster and Harriet McKnight. In June 2014, the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund announced $225,000 in funding for the next three years.
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