Stella Writers Residencies

Life at Springfield is an oasis located on a 20-acre estate in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW — the lands of the Gundungurra, Dharawal and Yuin Nations.

As well as a variety of regular retreats designed to enhance individual and collective wellness, Life at Springfield has generously supported Stella Prize-listed authors with dedicated periods for their writing through a range of self-directed residencies and participation in thematic retreats.

We believe that now, more than ever, it is imperative that we uplift women’s voices, because the power of women’s voices can inspire change in our society.

Kinchem Hegedus

Director – Life at Springfield

Springfield is an extraordinary place, and a wonderful environment for writers to work in. Facilitating the retreat was a really rewarding experience – it was a pleasure to work so closely with such a committed group and to see their work flourish.

02. Stephanie Bishop BW 2016

Stephanie Bishop

2024, 2019 and 2016 Stella Prize longlistee

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