Glenfern Fellowships

Photo of Glenfern mansion surrounded by gardens
Glenfern

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 Readings Foundation (from 2007 to 2014) and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust (since 2009).

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.

For more information on how to apply.

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.

2016

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

2015

  • Audrey El-Osta
  • Jacquie Byron
  • Jessica Yu

2014

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
  • S. Michael Swift
  • Glenys Osborne
  • Kalinda Ashton
  • Maria Tumarkin
  • Jane Sullivan

2010

2009

2008

  • Jason Cotter

2007

  • Sean Dooley