INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative recipients 2021
The recipients of the 2021 INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative, offered by the National Trust of Western Australia in partnership with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, have been announced.
The 2021 recipients are:
- Nandi Chinna: residency at Woodbridge
- John Mateer: residency at Peninsular Farm, Maylands
- Lisa Collyer: residency at Woodbridge
- John Toohey: residency at East Perth Cemeteries
- David Allan-Petale: residency at Curtin Family Home, Cottesloe.
The five emerging and established WA writers will receive a stipend of $5000 and a residency for up to 15 days at one of the five appointed National Trust heritage properties. The residencies will take place between June and October, and offer opportunities for research, creative and professional development, and connections to publishers.
This year’s assessment panel, which included Josephine Wilson, Georgia Richter, David Whish Wilson and Lucy Dougan, highly commended the calibre of applications and the National Trust for providing ‘a vital opportunity for writers to invest their time into unlocking the stories of our state’s history’.
The 2020 inaugural INSPIRE recipient was Maddie Godfrey, who won the 2020 Tom Collins Poetry Prize for ‘Unmade’, a poem written during the residency.
See the National Trust WA website to read about the 2021 recipients and their research proposals.