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PEN Sydney establishes writer’s refuge program

PEN Sydney has established a writer’s refuge for writers living with disadvantage and/or discrimination that restricts their work. Supported by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at University of Technology Sydney, there will be four residencies available in the 2021–2022 program with each residency running for three months. 

Each successful recipient will be provided with a workspace in PEN Sydney’s office, including a desk and ergonomic chair, computer and printer access, and an honorarium of $300 a month. They will also be required to produce a short piece of writing to be published on the PEN Sydney website and/or magazine.

‘We encourage applications from First Nations writers, CALD writers, writers with disability, writers on temporary  protection visas and any other writers who believe they would benefit from this opportunity,’ said the organisation. PEN Sydney members and external organisations or individuals may also nominate writers to apply. 

Applications close 20 June 2021. For more information see the PEN Sydney website.


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