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Writing Change, Writing Inclusion

Funded by The Ian Potter Foundation, Australia Council and Centre for Stories Founders Circle, Writing Change, Writing Inclusion is a writing program offering support for early, emerging and established writers from CaLD and/or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

Building off the success of the Centre for Stories’ previous programs Inclusion Matters and Indian Ocean Mentoring, the Writing Change, Writing Inclusion program will include:

  • Hot Desk Fellowship,
  • Mentoring Program,
  • Access to emerging writer courses,
  • Access to pro courses,
  • Website and social media profiling,
  • Opportunities at festivals and events,
  • Access to Centre for Stories events, networks, peer support and staff support,
  • Opportunity to collaborate with relevant organisations and publishers,
  • Opportunity to submit to the Centre for Stories’ next anthology.

Hot Desk Fellowship – third round now open

Successful applicants will receive a dedicated desk at the Centre for Stories for a total of 10 days spread out over 8 to 12 consecutive weeks. Applicants will be profiled on the Centre for Stories’ website and social media, and will have the opportunity to attend Centre for Stories events and workshops, attend networking events, interact with other writers, and seek support from Centre for Stories staff. Successful applicants are provided a stipend.

Applications open 25 November 2021 and close 11.59pm AWST 22 December 2021.

The successful applicant will be notified by email on the week starting 10 January 2022.

Please ensure you read the guidelines before applying.

Please note: in order to participate in the program you will be required to show proof of double vaccination.

For enquiries, including questions regarding access needs, get in touch: info@centreforstories.com

Submit application here.


Mentoring Program

Mentees have been paired with an established author or script writer for a period of 6-9 months to produce a body of work in poetry, prose, stage/script writing, or non-fiction. During this period, mentors and mentees will have 20 hours of face-to-face contact time. Mentees and mentors will be profiled on the Centre for Stories’ website and social media, and will have the opportunity to attend Centre for Stories events and workshops, attend networking events, interact with other writers, and seek support from Centre for Stories staff.

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