2017 Andrew McMillan Emerging Writer’s Residency
Successful applicants will receive:
- Two weeks accomodation and meals at the Larrimah Hotel, negotiable between September 2017 and January 2018.
- Where necessary, travel assistance for petrol or flights to the maximum value of $700.
- For the purpose of this application, ’emerging’ is any applicant with less than three books published.
- Current NT Writers’ Centre member
- Preference will be given to writers working on a substantial writing project in any genre, with view to publication.
- Able to take up residency at specified time
- Over 18
Larrimah is a small settlement (population about six), around 500 kilometres south along the Stuart Highway from Darwin, less than an hour south of the famous Mataranka hot springs. It is home to the eccentric Pink Panther Pub which also features a small collection of captive native animals, including a crocodile.
The late writer Andrew McMillan left a bequest to the NT Writers’ Centre to allow the establishment of an annual retreat for an emerging writer across genres. He often stayed at the Larrimah Hotel to get away from distractions and write, and is buried near the settlement.
Successful applicants will:
- Work on a particular project as indicated in application for the duration of the residency.
- Write a 500-word blog post for the NT Writers’ Centre website during or at the conclusion of the residency.
It’s important for applicants to be aware that Larrimah is remote, and has little mobile phone or internet coverage, no shop, and only one bus a day.
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