Varuna announces 2022 Writer’s Space fellows
Varuna, the National Writers’ House has announced the recipients of the 2022 Writer’s Space fellowships for writers with disability or who are D/deaf.
The fellowship program is open to writers based anywhere in Australia, offering six in-person residencies and six online residencies during a two-week period for writers to develop their manuscripts.
The recipients of the residential fellowships are:
- Sophie Beer for ‘Thunderhead’
- Julie Dickson for ‘The Map From Me to You’
- Louise Falconer for ‘The Opposition’
- Olivia Muscat for ‘I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend’
- Andi Spark for ‘Other Mummies’
- Steven Widders for ‘Man of Vision’.
The recipients of the online fellowships are:
- Catherine Johnstone for ‘The New Berries of a Lilly Pilly’
- Tim Loveday for ‘Those Bloody Animals’
- Carly Jay Metcalfe for ‘Breath’
- Madeleine Ruskin for ‘Guilty Creatures’
- Stefan Sabatini for ‘The Other Side of Love’
- Danae Sweetapple for ‘Hindsight’.
Elizabeth Humphrys, Michelina Sirianni and Rani Tesiram were highly commended by the program assessors, who said the quality of applications was ‘exceptionally high across a range of genres, which sparked enthusiastic discussion and deliberation among the judges’.
As part of the fellowship, the writers will also receive a professional development package of $1100 to go towards mentoring, manuscript consultations or workshop participation.
For more information about the Writer’s Space fellowships, see the Varuna website.