Writers’ Development Program

The Writers’ Development Program is a notable opportunity to work with the team at Westerly for publication in their esteemed literary journal in 2021. The program offers a bursary, a mentor-ship, a residency, professional development and the opportunity to work with other writers on a similar path.

Pictured from left to right, back to front: Adele Aria, Ben Mason, Annabel Smith, Daniel Juckes, Lisa Collyer, Josephine Taylor and Maddie Godfrey.


Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Retreat

As part of the Writers’ Development Program we were each offered the opportunity to stay for two nights in a self-contained hut to immerse in the tranquil surrounds and focus on our writing. The smell is potent with eucalyptus and the birdsong prolific, having spotted Kulbardi, Wardong, 28s and crested pigeons. I was the only one staying at the retreat and apart from having a morning walk I stayed at the premises completely absorbed with working on new work. I had the time and headspace to research, read and write. I will be back.


The fireplace is adjoined to the original hut of Katherine where she wrote her prolific works.

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