The Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre was first established in 2016 to collaborate with Australian creative writers on issues around health.
The Fellowship is made possible by the continuing generous support from University of Sydney alumna and patron Judy Harris, and has now hosted six Australian writers across creative genres including fiction, poetry and playwrighting: Charlotte Wood, Mireille Juchau, Alana Valentine, Emily Maguire, Tracy Sorensen, Sarah Holland-Batt (pictured, left to right, below).
The Fellowship supports an established Australian creative writer to begin a new piece of work while in residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, Australia's leading multidisciplinary Centre, dedicated to easing the global impact of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions through innovative research and teaching.
The Fellowship is for one year (2023-24) and includes:
Eligibility and selection criteria are listed in the Information and Guidelines (page 4).
Please read the Information and Guidelines carefully as EOIs submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Expressions of Interest are now open until 11:30pm Monday 27 February 2023.
Award-winning author Charlotte Wood has been announced as the Charles Perkins Centre's Writer in Residence. Among Australia's most provocative authors, Wood will will lend her creative talents to the complex issue of aging as part of the one-year residency.