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Hedberg Writer-in-Residence

Date: Wed February 1 2023 9:00 am to Fri March 31 2023 5:00 pm

Applications are open for a unique $30,000 writing residency based at the University of Tasmania.

The Hedberg Writer-in-Residence program, now in its third year, allows an established Australian author to live and work in Tasmania for three months.

The successful applicant will receive a $20,000 living allowance, University-provided accommodation worth $10,000 and access to an office and the library. They will also mentor students across the state, take part in the Hobart Writers’ Festival and speak at public events at The Hedberg.

Previous recipients include Tasmanian author Robbie Arnott, who worked on his acclaimed novel Limberlost, and eminent literary fiction writer Gail Jones.

The residency is offered by the College of Arts, Law and Education and the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania, with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. It is open to established fiction or non-fiction writers, in all genres, who are resident in Australia. Applications close on March 31.

For more information and to apply, visit the University of Tasmania website here.

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