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Glenfern Fellowships

A writer’s most precious gift is a room of their own, a dedicated and secluded space in which to write.

Since 2007, Writers Victoria has offered writers the use of a Glenfern writers’ studio for a period of three months, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust (since 2009) and the Readings Foundation (from 2007 to 2014).

The Fellowships give authors the time and space to write, as well as the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant community of writers in the historic surroundings of the Glenfern mansion in East St Kilda.

Key dates

Please note that applications are now closed for fellowships taking place from October 2022 – March 2023.

  • Open date: Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at 10am
  • Close date: Wednesday, 20 July 2022 at 4pm
  • Fellowships intake period 1: 1 October – 31 December 2022
  • Fellowships intake period 2: 1 January – 31 March 2023

Past Glenfern Fellows

The Glenfern Fellowships have created a significant legacy for Melbourne’s literary scene and created a long and prestigious list of Glenfern alumni.

2019

  • Anna Kate Blair
  • Mykaela Saunders
  • Xanthea O’Connor

2018

  • Anna Sublet
  • Melissa Manning
  • Nicole Howard

2017

  • Susan Paterson
  • Andy Butler
  • Marta Skrbacz

2016

  • Bram Presser
  • Cassandra White
  • Erin Richie
  • Nerissa Marcon

2015

  • Audrey El-Osta
  • Jacquie Byron
  • Jessica Yu

2014

  • Jennifer Down
  • Lee Kofman
  • Christian Ryan
  • Allison Browning
  • Matilda-Dixon-Smith
  • Shivaun Plozza

2013

  • Jacinta Halloran
  • Leah Kaminsky
  • Christine Keighery
  • Janine Mikosza
  • Lyndel Caffrey
  • Emily Stewart

2012

  • Ramona Koval
  • David Sornig
  • Libby Hart
  • Ilka Tampke
  • Joëlle Gergis
  • Emma Schwarcz

2011

  • Matthia Dempsey
  • Michael Swift
  • Glenys Osborne
  • Kalinda Ashton
  • Maria Tumarkin
  • Jane Sullivan

2010

  • Azhar Abidi
  • Kim Kane
  • Sian Prior
  • Tee O’Neill
  • Angela Meyer
  • Jacinta Halloran
  • Leah Kaminsky

2009

  • Fiona Wood
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Christine James
  • Hoa Pham
  • Demet Divaroren

2008

  • Jason Cotter

2007

  • Sean Dooley
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