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Patricia Kailis International Writing Fellowship

This writing fellowship is open to writers outside of Australia who have demonstrated a commitment to ideas and practices that foster belonging and better cross-cultural understanding.

Applications open Monday 21 March 2022 and close Monday 30 May 2022. 

The Patricia Kailis International Writing Fellowship is valued at $30,000 and is open to writers living outside Australia. It is a residency based at the Centre for Stories in Perth, Western Australia. 

Dr Patricia Kailis was a highly respected doctor, academic, astute businesswoman, community leader and philanthropist. The matriarch of the Kailis pearling and fishing family, Dr Kailis was also a remarkable medical researcher who lay the groundwork for the identification of genes related to certain diseases. She was a support to, and mentor of, women who aspired to achieve the heights of their profession and in turn becoming a support for the community. She had a deep interest in issues impacting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Dr. Kailis was committed to the arts in all its diversity and in the opportunity for individual and communal expression. 

The Patricia Kailis International Writing Fellowship has been made possible with the generous donation of her son Dr George Kailis.  

This fellowship aims to: 

Please read the Patricia Kailis International Writing Fellowship guidelines. Please note that eligible applicants must have up to date COVID-19 vaccination certificates (or valid medical exemption) in accordance with the Western Australian Government.

Please email [email protected] for any questions.

2022 Patricia Kailis International Writing Fellow

Norman Erikson Pasaribu

We were overwhelmed by the quality of proposals which included extremely talented writers from all across the world. Norman’s aim to write the next Great Indonesian Novel was seen by all as a worthy project supported by their own track record as a globally recognised talent. We cannot wait to host Norman here.” – Robert Wood, Creative Director
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