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Stella x Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office: Emerging Poets Mentorship

Date: Mon November 15 2021 12:00 am to Wed December 15 2021 11:59 pm

Stella is pleased to announce that applications are now open for a special online Emerging Poets Mentorship to take place in early 2022.

Run by Stella’s Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office Virtual Writer in Residence, afshan d’souza-lodhi, the mentorship is open to an emerging woman or non-binary poet based in Melbourne, and seeks to support them in developing an unpublished collection of poetry. 

Applications from First Nations writers and writers of colour are strongly encouraged.

The one-on-one mentorship will take place over Zoom throughout January 2022 and consists of three 1.5hr online mentorship sessions. The mentee will have the opportunity to send through writing in advance and gain detailed feedback and advice on the process of preparing and refining their work for submission.

At the conclusion of the mentorship, the mentee will also be invited to participate in an in-conversation with afshan about the process of collaborating and sharing their work, to be published on Stella’s website.

To apply, writers will be asked to submit a short biographical statement and sample of their work. The successful applicant will be selected by afshan, supported by the Stella team.

Applications open: 15 November 2021
Applications close: 15 December 2021
Applicant contacted and announced: early 2022
Mentorship dates: 10 January–11 February 2022


For more information, visit the Stella Prize website at: https://stella.org.au/2021/11/emerging-poets-mentorship/

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