Eminent Writer-in-Residence

    Applications open!

    For eminent Australian writers working in any form/genre, for example fiction (including young adult), non-fiction, and poetry.

    The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus the provision of accommodation at Gorman Arts Centre via the recently refurbished ArtSit, and an office at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

    Applications due electronically by 4pm Friday 3 July.

    Find all of the details here.

    ACT Government

    OoAD Ainslie + Gorman



Events & Workshops

Chris AndrewsCreating Compelling Novels with Chris Andrews

10am–4pm Saturday 25 July

Through practical exercises and group activities you'll learn how transform your ideas, characters, and storylines into a cohesive whole, potentially taking your stories well beyond the borders of genre—and all without selling out.

Chris Andrews has worked as editor with CSIRO's Web Team and Internal Communications areas, and now runs Creative Manuscript Services full-time. He is currently negotiating a four-book deal with an Australian publisher through his literary agent.

MTC Cronin'A Sudden Enlargement of the World' with MTC Cronin

12pm–4pm Wednesday 29 July

A poetry workshop that will examine why you write poetry and the ways in which that affects what you write and how.

MTC Cronin has published twenty books (poetry, prose poems and essays), several of which have appeared in translation including her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda’s Questions, which has been translated into Spanish, Italian and Swedish.

Gillian PolackFiction Writing & History with Gillian Polack

10am–4pm Saturday 1 August

This is an introduction to history research for the fiction writer. It looks at the difference between the questions fiction writers ask and the questions historians answer and discusses strategies for finding the information you need for your writing.

Gillian Polack has twenty-five years of experience as a historian, and over fifteen years of working with novelists on the history in their fiction.

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