Each year Booranga Writers’ Centre offers four paid opportunities for a Writer–in-Residence. This program is subject to annual funding from the New South Wales Government through Create NSW and is open to Australian writers.
Booranga is a federation-style cottage (formerly the orchard manager’s family home in the days of the Wagga Wagga Agricultural College), overlooking Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Winery, grapevines and olive grove – so it’s quite picturesque. The writer’s flat is basic but fully self-contained.
Writers of different genres and backgrounds are invited to stay at the writers’ centre for a minimum of two weeks, with the aim of providing professional development opportunities for regionally-based writers.
During the Residency, which includes a stipend of $2000, the writer is expected to give one public reading in the city (usually a weekday evening) and one workshop (usually a Saturday afternoon) at Booranga and be available for a few school/university/community events.
Applications close 5pm AEST 31 May 2018. Click here for the application form.