For writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area.
The LitLink Residential Fellowships and The LitLInk Unpublished Manuscript Award are supported by Arts NSW, Byron Bay Writers Festival & Varuna the National Writers House.
Closing date: 30 April 2014
A LitLink Residential Fellowship offers writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area a two-week creative residency at Varuna the National Writers House in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW.
The Fellowship includes full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, the companionship of your fellow writers and the opportunity to receive feedback on your work from a Varuna Consultant. Varuna awards five Litlink Fellowships to writers living in regional NSW each year. A Writer applying for a Litlink Fellowship, who has a complete unpublished manuscript, may also chose to enter their work into the Litlink Unpublished Manuscript Award (conditions apply).
The winner of The LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award receives a VIP pass to the Byron Bay Writers Festival and feedback on their full manuscript from a Varuna Consultant. The winner of the Award is publicly announced each year at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.
For full details and to apply go to CLICK HERE
or call VARUNA: (02) 4782 5674
The Byron Bay Writers Festival discounted Early Bird 3-Day Passes for the Byron Bay Writers Festival 2014 will be on sale Friday 11 April. This is your opportunity to make significant savings on passes for the main program of the BBWF, prior to the release of the full program on 6 June.
Don’t miss: Early Birds are restricted in number. Get ready for a world class celebration of books, writing and very big ideas.
Your 3-Day Pass
Gives you entry to the North Byron Events Festival village from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 August. Join us in the marquees to explore the hottest topics of 2014, meet literary legends, eavesdrop on intimate conversations and meet over one hundred compelling writers and thinkers.
The Northern Rivers Writers' Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Edwina Johnson as Director of the Centre and of the Byron Bay Writers' Festival.
Ms Johnson has wide experience in publishing, arts and event management, and is currently the manager of Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin in Sydney.
She takes up her new role in November and is currently collaborating closely with outgoing Director Jeni Caffin in planning next year's Festival.
Ms Caffin has extensive overseas travel commitments and will shortly undertake a contract in Indonesia with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, directing a Festival of Ideas in Jakarta as part of Oz Fest 2014. She will retain a connection with the Byron Bay Writers' Festival.
Ms Johnson's previous experience includes co-director of FestivalandCo, the literary festival run by Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and as administrator and artistic operations manager for the Sydney Writers' Festival.
The Chair of the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre, Chris Hanley, yesterday welcomed the appointment of Ms Johnson. "We are excited to have attracted a Director of Edwina's calibre," he said.
"The Centre has been around for nearly 20 years now, and its showpiece, the Byron Bay Writers' Festival, has become an internationally recognised event. Many people don't realise the festival is a not-for-profit venture, almost entirely self-funded and run by a small group of highly skilled staff and dedicated local volunteers.”