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Centre for Stories announces Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli Fellowship

Perth’s Centre for Stories has announced a new fellowship, the Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli Fellowship for Writers.

Open to mid-career writers under the age of 40, the annual fellowship is awarded to a writer ‘in recognition of their literary achievements and commitment to humanity demonstrated through their active participation and engagement in social justice issues’.

The recipient, selected by a panel consisting of John Ryan, Sisonke Msimang and Josephine Wilson, will be awarded $10,000 along with a workspace at the Centre for Stories in Northbridge and access to the centre’s library, workshops and events. The fellowship will take place over any three-month period prior to May 2022.

The fellowship honours Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, an internationally recognised writer, researcher, lecturer and consultant on issues including cultural diversity, gender diversity, sexual diversity, family diversity and HIV/AIDS. It is supported by donors Baden Offord, John Ryan, Christopher Macfarlane and Centre for Stories founders John and Caroline Wood. Donors have committed to three years of funding for the fellowship.

Applications open 1 July and close 5pm AWST 15 August 2021.

For more information, see the Centre for Stories website.


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