Melbourne Hosts Virtual Writers in Residence
Throughout November 2021, the city of Melbourne, Australia, in collaboration with other Creative Cities of Literature: Edinburgh, Krakow, Manchester, Nottingham, Ulyanovsk
will host the Virtual Writers in Residence. From poets to playwrights, this program will introduce Melbourne’s vibrant and varied literary community uniting writers across the world in this innovative pilot program.
In close partnership with ten of Melbourne’s literature centered organisations including libraries, book sellers, local publishers and regional writing collectives, this virtual residency offers writers from Creative Cities of literature from around the world the opportunity to forge professional development pathways, share experiences and practices, develop intercity collaborative initiatives and showcase their world at an international level.
As part of the wider initiative, organisations and participating writers will collaborate to host a series of public events for Melbourne’s residents, such as interactive creative works, workshops, literary discussions and panels. These events are hoping to attract an audience of at least 10,000, and inspire generations of literature aficionados to take up the pen and get involved.
For more information, please visit : https://www.cityofliterature.com.au/