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Carmody named 2017 ACT Writer-in-Residence

Fantasy author Isobelle Carmody has been named the 2017 ACT Writer-in-Residence, an initiative of the ACT Writers Centre and UNSW Canberra.

As part of the residency, Carmody will have access to the UNSW Canberra facilities, where she will be encouraged to engage with students and researchers on campus. Carmody will also be based at the Gorman Arts Centre for one month, and will conduct other activities through the ACT Writers Centre.

ACT Writers Centre director Sarah Mason said the ACT community, and ACT Writers Centre members in particular, will ‘benefit immensely from Isobelle’s presence here’. ‘Community outreach is a core component of the Writer-in-Residence program, and of course, the Gorman Arts Centre is an inspiring location which writers will enjoy over the three years of the program,’ said Mason.

The residents for the following two years have also be announced. In 2018, nonfiction writer Jane Gleeson-White will take up the position to research a novel set during World War II, and in 2019, poet Angela Gardner will work on her project on ‘Air’, which ‘is set to include some novel public programs for Canberra—including balloon flying’.

For more information, visit the ACT Writers Centre website here.


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