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In total twenty-one writers are offered fellowships throughout the year, including, a Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship offered to an emerging female or non-binary playwright, generously supported by the Just Pretending theatre group.

These fellowships, which include a $1000 stipend and workspace in the Wheeler Centre over a ten-week period, have been created simply to provide emerging writers with the space to write and create. Hot Desk fellows will also have the opportunity to meet, network and work with the Wheeler Centre’s resident organisations including Writers VictoriaEmerging Writers’ FestivalAustralian PoetryExpress MediaSmall Press Network and the Melbourne Writers Festival.In addition, Hot Desk Fellowships introduce emerging writers and their work to the public – we will feature all our writers and their projects on our website, as well as in a special Hot Desk Edition of The Next Big Thing series.

Applications for 2022 Hot Desk Fellowships have closed. Successful applicants were announced on Friday 22 April 2022.

 

2022 Hot Desk Fellows

Julia Bak, Aurelia St Clair, Kasumi Borczyk, J.R. Burgmann, Julie Dickson, Sophie Tegan Gardiner, Ahona Guha, Savannah Indigo, Ren Jiang, Tiia Kelly, Wen-Juenn Lee, Leila Lois, Kylie Mirmohamadi, Maki Morita (playwright fellow), Olivia Muscat, Amarachi Okorom, Arty Owens, Christy Tan, Theresa Tully, Miriam Webster, Mason Wood.

2020 Hot Desk Fellows

Mama Alto, Alex Creece, Monikka Eliah (playwright fellow), Lou Garcia-Dolnik, Veronica Heritage-Gorrie, Natasha Hertanto, Ruby Hillsmith, Georgia Kartas, Kim Lam, Nellie Le Beau, Leah Muddle, Rashmi Patel, Allee Richards, Ariel Ries, Lobna Rouhani, Vince Ruston, Danny Silva Soberano, Diane Vu, Dženana Vucic, Rae White, Panda Wong

2019 Hot Desk Fellows

Nic Alea, Millie Baylis, Christine Davey, Vanessa Giron, Bella Green, Josefina Huq, Nimity James, Hayley Lawson-Smith (playwright fellow), Shannan Lim, Gareth Morgan, Gabriella Munoz, Whitney Munroe, Adalya Nash Hussein, Jennifer Nguyen, Kaitlyn Plyley, Oliver Reeson, Sumudu Samarawickrama, Jas Shirrefs, Cher Tan, Thabani Tshuma,Yen-Rong Wong, Norma Redpath Studio, Geetha Balakrishnan, Rebecca Giggs, Yvette Holt

2018 Hot Desk Fellows

Asiel Adan Sanchez, Amanda Anastasi, Rachel Ang, Alistair Baldwin, Candy Bowers, Shu-Ling Chua, Georgina Harriss, Triana Hernandez, Jamie Lau, Magan Magan, Melissa Manning, Laura Jean McKay, Leah Jing McIntosh, Fiona Murphy, Thuy On, Stephen Pham, Harry Reid, Ella Skilbeck-Porter, Christian Taylor, Jem Tyley-Miller, Ra Chapman (Playwright)

2017 Hot Desk Fellows

Ingrid Baring, Mandy Beaumont, Christopher Bryant, Alexandra Collier, Grace De Morgan, Koraly Dimitriadis, Elizabeth Flux, Mindy Gill, Ana Maria Gomides, Lou Heinrich,Jane Howard, Jordi Kerr, Tim McGuire, Omar Sakr, Bobuq Sayed, Mira Schlosberg, Angela Serrano, Mia Slater, Lorelei Vashti, Khalid Warsame, Samantha Hill (playwright)

2016 Hot Desk Fellows

Didem Caia, Bec Fary, Kerrin O’Sullivan, Melody Paloma, Angelina Mirabito, Chris Somerville, Christine Sun, Paul Dalla Rosa, Jessica Knight, Miki Perkins, Nadia Niaz, Laura Stortenbeker, Stephanie Van Schilt, Inga Hanover (Illustration Hot Desk), Hiroki Kobayashi, Vidya Rajan, Lou Smith, Fiona Spitzkowsky, Yvette Walker (2015 intake), Veronica Sullivan, Fury, Lilit Thwaites, Eloise Grills (Illustration Hot Desk)

2015 Hot Desk Fellows

Cameron Baker, Alice Bishop, Susan Bradley Smith, Kelly Chandler, Toby Fehily, Suzy Freeman-Greene, Tully Hansen, Rebecca Butterworth, Li-Kim Chuah, Emilie Collyer, Emma Marie Jones, Lian Low, Aicha Marhfour, Izzy Roberts-Orr, Clem Bastow, Astrid Edwards, Georgia Symons, Sam van Zweden, Yvette Walker, Jessica Yu

2014 Hot Desk Fellows

Susie Anderson, Ender Baskan, Meaghan Bell, Dan Bledwich, Louis Bravos, André Dao, Jennifer Down, Elin-Maria Evangelista, Sebastian Fowler, Eli Glasman, Aurelia Guo, Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Bernadette Hince, Christa Jonathon, Chad Parkhill, Rajith Savanadasa, Kieran Stevenson, Emily Stewart, Claire Wilson, Laura Woollett

2013 Hot Desk Fellows

Meleesha Bardolia, Luke Beesley, Andrew Bifield , Sian Campbell,Penelope Chai, Dan Giovannoni, Dominic Gordon, Angie Hart, Justin Heazlewood, L.K. Holt, Dione Joseph, Manisha Anjali Kumar, Zane Lovitt, Martin McKenzie-Murray, Fatima Measham, Wahibe Moussa, Kirsty Murray, Eileen Ormsby, Jacinta Le Plastrier, Pepi Ronalds

2012 Hot Desk Fellows

Peter Bakowski, Mel Campbell, Lorin Clarke, Samuel Cooney, Melinda Harvey, Caitlin Henderson, Lorna Hendry, Rachel Hennessy, Matt Hetherington, Julien Leyre, Oliver Mol, Adrian Murphy, Christie Nieman, Georgia Powick, Tim Richards, Tracy Rigney, Luke Ryan, Ronnie Scott, Anita Sethi, Tom Trumble

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