The exchange includes up to four weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. Bronwyn also receives as part of the prize return flights to Ireland.
Bronwyn is a poet whose work has been published in Best Australian Poems, Award-winning Australian Writing and the Global Poetry Anthology. She has won the Adrien Abbott Poetry Prize and been shortlisted for the Newcastle, Bridport and Montreal Prizes. Bronwyn received a Varuna Residential Fellowship in 2015 to work on her science fiction verse novel about the first human colony on Mars. You can read about this fascinating project here.
Bronwyn lives in Victoria and works part-time at Australian Poetry. You can learn more about Bronwyn on her website.
Bronwyn says of winning the award:
“I am absolutely thrilled to be the lucky recipient of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre exchange residency for 2016. My two-week fellowship at Varuna earlier this year was such an enriching and productive time; I can only begin to imagine what rewards a month-long residency in Ireland will bring. I am eager to make the most of this incredible gift and would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Eleanor Dark Foundation for creating and fostering this fantastic opportunity for Australian writers.”
All financial Alumni are eligible for the draw, with EDF board member Sharryn Ryan drawing the award at the 2015 EDF AGM on Saturday 9 May.