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Godfrey awarded 2020 Kat Muscat Fellowship

Perth-based writer Maddie Godfrey has been awarded the 2020 Kat Muscat Fellowship.

Godfrey plans to use the fellowship to develop a hybrid manuscript of poetry and personal essays called ‘Womanhood is a Hungry Mirror’.

‘The manuscript tackles feminist contradictions about what it means to monitor our bodies and hold our own gaze,’ said Godfrey. ‘This fellowship will allow me to conduct interviews with local community members and participate in two relevant mentorships. As a writer who admires Kat Muscat’s writing and values, I am honoured to receive this opportunity, and excited to continue creating work which embodies her motto “feminism, defiance and empathy”.’

Writer Briar Rolfe was highly commended by the judges.

The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship was set up by Express Media in honour of former Voiceworks editor Kat Muscat. It offers professional development up to the value of $5000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young female-identifying or non-binary person.

Fellows are selected by the Custodial Committee of the Kat Muscat Legacy Projects, which includes members of Express Media’s board and staff, the Muscat family and community members.

The 2019 fellowship was awarded to Liana Skrzypczak. For more information, see the Express Media website.

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