Women and critical writing
A Residency and a Workshop on Writing Criticism at Varuna in July: four funded spots for women.
In order to support the aims of gender balance in Australia’s review pages, the Stella Prize Committee is funding three places for women at a workshop run by Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic of The Australian, at the Varuna Writers Centre on Saturday 7th July. The “Critiquing Culture” workshop is part of the residency program he is leading at the Varuna, the Writers’ House in Katoomba, from the 2nd-9th July.
Learn more about the workshop and the residency here.
If you’re a woman and you’re interested in learning more about how to refine your critical skills and find your way into publication, you are eligible to apply for one of these funded spaces. To apply, please send:
- a one-page CV including your contact details, and
- a 650-word sample of your critical writing, in any field of the arts
to Liz Bastian at the Varuna Writers Centre firstname.lastname@example.org May 10, 2012. This could be a published review or a piece you are preparing for publication, whether online or print. Your application will be assessed by Geordie Williamson, Kirsten Tranter and Jo Case, and decisions will be made at the discretion of the judges. Successful applicants will be notified by email by May 25, 2012, and will either have a space reserved at the workshop with all tuition paid (we are not able to fund travel or accommodation costs for the workshop), or else a full week’s accommodation and meals, with mentoring time set aside, for the residency. For more information about the workshop or residency, contact Lis Bastian or Geordie Williamsongeordie.email@example.com
The Stella Prize is particularly grateful to Geordie Williamson and Varuna, The Writers’ House, for supporting this placement.