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Melbourne local council announces inaugural writer-in-residence program

Moreland City Council, in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, will offer a new $3000 writer-in-residence program this year.

Offered to three writers, the three-month residency program aims to support writers by providing ‘resources and space to strengthen their professional practice’.

The residency is offered to writers in all genres including fiction, nonfiction, children’s writing, poetry and drama, including script and screenwriting for stage, radio, television and film, as well as podcasts. Writers do not need to be residents of Moreland to take part in the program.

The three successful applicants will have access to a studio space in the Moreland region for three months, as well as an honorarium of $3000 each. The recipients are required to deliver a self-nominated ‘public outcome’ during the residency, such as an author talk, reading, masterclass or workshop of some kind.

Applications for the residency program are now open, until 1 June. Successful applicants will be notified by 18 June, with the three-month residency to take place between July 2018 and May 2019.

See the full program guidelines and application details here.



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