krakow unesco city of literature residency


Some big news: delighted to announce I’m a Kraków UNESCO City of Literature Creative Resident for 2019! I’ll be spending two months in Kraków later this year on my first ever writing residency — I intend to use it to work on the same fiction project I’ve been developing through my Midsumma Futures Fellowship and mentorship with Hannah Kent.

This program is dedicated to emerging writers from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (Melbourne was the second city in the world to achieve the designation). Over my two months in Kraków, I will have time and space to work on my project, as well as immerse myself in the Polish literary and culture scene. It’s a huge bonus that my visit will coincide with a number of Kraków’s key events: the Conrad Festival, International Book Fair and Night of Poetry.

Also taking part in this year’s program are the Creative Director of Nottingham Poetry Festival, Georgina Wilding, Melbourne-based poet Koraly Dimitriadis, and writer, editor and performer Liz Breslin from Dunedin, New Zealand. Extremely fine company to be in.


Photo by Tomasz Wiech

April 6, 2019