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Scribe, Varuna partner on new mentorship program

Scribe and Varuna, The Writers’ House, have partnered to offer a new mentorship program to three writers.

The partnership combines a Varuna residency with an intensive mentorship with Scribe editors. The inaugural program will focus on nonfiction, specifically popular science, micro-history and history from the perspectives of diverse voices.

The residency includes manuscript feedback and meetings with Scribe editorial staff, a private writing studio, accommodation and meals.

Scribe senior editor David Golding, who will run the 2019 prize, said: ‘The opportunity to work in a residency setting, far from the madding crowd, with writers on developing manuscripts is both rare and exciting’. ‘Science, history, and great writing are all passions of mine, as is encouraging and promoting those authors and subjects with less opportunity to be heard,’ said Golding. ‘We are delighted to be partnering with Varuna, and I look forward to meeting the selected fellows and their manuscripts, and to hearing the future voices of Australian nonfiction.’

Applications are open now and close on 11 August. For more information, see the Varuna website.

 

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