@WheelerCentre Hot Desk Fellowship 2016



The Wheeler Centre, in Melbourne, Australia, is the city’s “home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic”. The Centre promotes BOOKS, WRITING, IDEAS, by hosting more than 230 events every year to encourage public discussion and debate on all sort of things. Indeed, since 2010, more than 1,800 speakers have participated in more than 1,100 public conversations at the Centre. Renowned national and international writers and thinkers are often found here, making Melbourne not only the most liveable city in the world but also a vibrant Unesco City of Literature.

One of the numerous programs hosted by the Wheeler Centre every year is the Hot Desk Fellowships. Supported by the Readings Foundation and private donors, the fellowships provide 20 writers — plus two illustrators this year — with a desk of their own at the Centre for two months. It will be here that these writers and illustrators get to commence and/or complete their projects. They will also have valuable opportunities to meet and learn from the Centre’s resident organisations, including the Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Small Press Network, Australian Poetry, Express Media, Writers Victoria and Melbourne PEN.

This year, I am lucky to have been selected as one of participants in the Hot Desk program. For the Wheeler Centre’s official announcement and a short introduction to my project “Chance Encounter”, please see HERE. I look forward to sharing here, my writing progress and the many splendid things I will be learning throughout the program, in the near future.




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