Prince Edward Island-Tasmania Island-to-Island Writers’ Exchange 2011




Prince Edward Island-Tasmania Island-to-Island Writers’ Exchange 2011

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2011.

Completed applications should be submitted in electronic form to the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre:  Chris Gallagher

Queries may be directed to:

 Deirdre Kessler <> or Richard Lemm <>





Please attach the following:

  1.  A statement outlining the key strengths you would bring to the Tasmanian residency in 2011;


  1. Details of the writing project on which you plan to work during the residency;


  1. List of book and anthology publications, magazine/journal publications in the past five years, and writing awards;


  1.  A sample of ten pages of your work;


  1. A résumé or curriculum vitae, including your experience consulting with writers regarding their works in progress or manuscripts, and experience giving writing workshops;


  1. Details of a writing workshop you could facilitate during your residency;



The Prince Edward Island-Tasmanian Writers’ Exchange was begun in 2006 and is co-hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island Department of English, UPEI Dean of Arts, UPEI Institute of Island Studies, the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild, and the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre.

 Prince Edward Island writers are invited to apply for the 2011 Island-to-Island Writers’ Exchange to be hosted by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, for a month sometime between August and November 2011. The writers’ exchange offers writers time to write and also sees the writer engaged with the Tasmanian literary community, giving a public reading, a writing workshop, and meeting with local writers.

Previous writers in this Island-to-Island Writers’ Exchange include Tasmanian author Danielle Wood and poet Tim Thorne and Prince Edward Island authors and poets Richard Lemm and Deirdre Kessler.

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre will provide P.E.I. writer with:

1.  A month’s accommodation at the Kelly Street Writer’s Cottage.

2.  A per diem of $200 per week ($800 for duration of stay).

3. A public appearance/reading honorarium of $100.

4. An honorarium for presenting a workshop: $400 for day-long; $250 for half-day.

5. Manuscript assessment honorarium of $45 for half hour consultation; longer

    consultation fees to be worked out.

The successful applicant is encouraged to apply to the Canada Council for the Arts for travel costs to Tasmania.

Note: The P.E.I. Writer in Residency in Tasmania 2011 is dependent on the Hobart City Council grant.

The successful applicant will be contacted by March 31, 2011.


Application form can be downloaded from:


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