Overland Writers Residency

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The Overland Writers Residency, supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, is a new initiative aimed at addressing a lack of opportunities for marginalised writers. In 2016, the Overland Writers Residency will focus on providing an opportunity for women writers who are also the sole primary carers of one or more children.

As research by organisations such as VIDA, the Stella Prize, and Women in Literary Arts Australia have shown, women writers often struggle to find the time and space to concentrate on their craft. Women writers who are also juggling sole-parenthood find themselves increasingly isolated and their creative careers marginalised under the pressure of their circumstances.

The 2016 Overland Writers Residency aims to address this by offering the successful applicant space, time, creative support and financial assistance to develop her writing career.