A new opportunity

I can not encourage you more to apply for an Inspire residence with The National Trust of Western Australia. I was very lucky to have won a place in 2021 at Woodbridge – National Trust Place and wrote nineteen poems over the fifteen day residency. The stipend is a generous five thousand dollars, a rarity for writers to be paid so well to work. The archives, the property and surrounds, volunteers and friendly staff opened up new avenues for me and my writing. I encourage you to research the properties well and a must is to go to the property itself before writing your application. Please view my youtube video/conversation at Woodbridge (previous post) for further tips on my approach and inspiration.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/initiatives/inspire/

Published by Lisa Collyer Poet

Lisa Collyer is a poet and educator living and working on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodja. She writes poetry with a focus on women’s bodies like the jagged edge of a can opened-up. Her work appears in Westerly, Cordite, Australian Poetry, and Rabbit. She is short listed for The Dorothy Hewett Award for her unpublished manuscript, How to Order Eggs Sunny Side Up.

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