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Overland announces shortlists for writing residencies

Literary journal Overland has announced the shortlists for two writing residencies that aim to address a lack of opportunities for underrepresented writers.

The 2019 program has two categories: women writers who are the sole primary carers of one or more children, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writers at any stage of their writing careers. The successful applicant will receive a weekly stipend, a private workspace at the Overland office and a mentorship with either Jeanine Leane or Alison Croggon.

The shortlisted writers are:

Residency for women writers who are sole primary carers

  • Amy Gray
  • Chloe Mills
  • Grace Yee
  • Liz Allan
  • Lucy Van
  • Molly Murn.

Residency for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writers

  • Andrew Booth
  • Ljudån Michaelis-Thorpe
  • Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi
  • Sharlene Allsopp
  • Susie Anderson.

The writing residencies are sponsored by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, with in-kind support from Victoria University.

For more information about the proposed projects, see the Overland website.



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