Writers in Libraries is a residency program developed by the South Gippsland Shire Council for local writers across South Gippsland. The writer’s brief is to develop (one or a series of) essays, short stories, that respond to the three themes of isolation, emergence and connection, documenting this extraordinary time for the future. Writers have access to the WGL collection and the support of librarians for the development of their work.
Writers will work in a space specifically designated for them in our library branches in Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster and Mirboo North. Once the residency is complete the works will be published as a collection online. Excerpts of the works will also be printed onto large posters and installed in streetscapes throughout the shire for the community to enjoy.
The residency program is a feature of South Gippsland Shire Council’s $2M COVID-19 Community Support Package which aims to assist with regional recovery. As part of the package $252,000 has been allocated to ten creative projects that aim at raising the profile of arts and culture in South Gippsland through a diverse range of events, workshops and activities. For more information on Writers in Libraries, including the times and locations when the writers will be onsite in each library, please visit: www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/writersinlibraries
Meet the Writers
The 5 writers selected for this residency are:
- CS Hughes
- Jenny Taylor
- Jillian Durance
- John Tebbutt
- The Loch Writers Group
For more information on each writer and insight into their works, please click here: