The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre and the Glenorchy City Council invite applications from young Tasmanian writers, primarily from the Glenorchy municipality.
Young Writers in the City of Glenorchy
A unique opportunity to pursue your inspiration in familiar and unfamiliar Glenorchy spaces.
Who: Tasmanian writers aged 16-30
Where: Choose from one of our 8 nominated locations
What: A daytime residency to compose a 2,000–4,000 word essay, inspired by the space you have chosen
When: 2 hours per day for at least 8 days in March/April 2017
Grant: $500 per writer
Things to consider:
• You must be available to take up the residency between Wednesday 15 March – Sunday 30 April 2017.
• We will provide access to a place to write but due to the nature of some of the places, some have no power or heating – it might be an adventure!
• You must provide your own laptop or writing device.
• It is expected that you will blog, Facebook or tweet about your experiences.
• Your final work must be edited and proofed before submitting to the Tasmanian Writers Centre by Sunday 30 April 2017.
• We will have a photographer document you at work in your location – this image in addition to a quotation from your essay may be displayed online and in poster format in order to promote your work as well as the program.
• You may be asked to publicly read a brief extract from your work at a launch event at Moonah Arts Centre and possibly the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival in September.
The final essays will be available online through the The Tasmanian Writers Centre and the Moonah Arts Centre websites.
Ready to apply?
1. Select one of the nominated locations and write an Expression of Interest (EOI) explaining why you would like to take up this opportunity (maximum 500 words).
2. Submit your EOI along with your contact details, your age and a small sample of your writing work (up to three pieces at no more than 1,000 words each) to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm Friday 24 February 2017.
3. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 10 March 2017.
1. KGV Sport & Community Centre and Oval (King George V Ave, Glenorchy) and/or YMCA (8a Constance Avenue, Glenorchy) and/or Migrant Resource Centre – Southern Tasmania (Level 2, KGV Sport & Community Centre, 1a Anfield St, Glenorchy)
2. Northgate Shopping Centre (387/393 Main Rd, Glenorchy) and/or Glenorchy Bus Mall (Tolosa St, Glenorchy) and/or Glenorchy City Council Gardens (374 Main Rd, Glenorchy)
3. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) (655 Main Rd, Berriedale) and/or MR-1 Fast Ferry
4. Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) (Elwick Bay, Glenorchy)
5. Magnolia 73 Café (73 Main Rd, Moonah)
6. Bucaan Community House (8 Buccaan St, Chigwell)
7. Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) (23-27 Albert Rd, Moonah)
8. Memory Lane (71 Main Rd, Moonah)