Write North Writers’ Group Residency applications now open

Festival Director Edwina Johnson and sand art at Wategos, Byron Bay. Image: Evan Malcolm.

Festival Director Edwina Johnson and sand art at Wategos, Byron Bay. Image: Evan Malcolm.

Mid-career to established NSW writers are invited to apply for the 2021 Write North Writers’ Group Residency in partnership with Byron Writers Festival.

In its second year, the Residency, valued at almost $30,000, will support a writers’ group of two to four members in a creative residency from 26 October – 2 November 2021 in Byron Bay.

The total in-kind and cash value of the residency includes funding towards travel and accommodation in Byron Bay. This residency comes with up to $10,000 financial support for the group to continue their writing development after the residency.

The successful group will receive mentorship from award-winning, established author Charlotte Wood and further development in the individual writers’ projects towards publication. Applications for this Residency will be assessed by members of the Create NSW Literature Board and Byron Writers Festival.

Byron Writers Festival Director Edwina Johnson said “thanks to the support of Create NSW, this residential writers’ program offers writers’ groups a collaborative creative development opportunity unlike any other. With Charlotte Wood bringing her depth of experience and expertise for the second year, it is sure to be a special opportunity for the selected group.

“Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Byron hinterland, this program gives writers the chance to throw themselves into the creative process and emerge renewed. Byron Writers Festival is committed to nurturing the careers of regional NSW writers, both those located within and outside the Northern Rivers region.”

Applications for the 2021 Write North Writers’ Group Residency close Monday 17 May 2021 at 5:00 PM AEST. For more information and to apply, visit the Write North Writer’s Group Residency page.

Image: Festival Director Edwina Johnson and sand art at Wategos, Byron Bay. Image: Evan Malcolm.
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Published: 16 April 2021