TAF2019 RESIDENCY

at Eden Farmstay

For an Adult Reader or Writer

Worth up to $2000


 
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As a bonus for everyone who attends or helps to deliver TAF2019, you will be eligible to apply for a 7 night writer or reader residency worth up to $2000!

Would you like a week of uninterrupted writing or reading time in paradise? Pour yourself a cuppa, settle in front of the laptop and type away – or open a good book. It’s all you have to do for the next seven days.

Participate in TAF2019’s Murder She Wrote for your chance to apply.


What’s Included?

Accommodation is at Eden Farmstay and includes:

- 7 days of uninterrupted writing or reading time

- 7 nights’ accommodation

- Stunning views

- Locally sourced ingredients will be provided for all your meals


Why Writer or Reader?


At TAF2019 we see readers and writers as two sides of the same coin.

Without authors, readers have nothing to read; and without readers, writers have no audience.

We also know how hard it can be to carve out any solid writing time, and how difficult it can be to finish a book without interruption.

So we’re opening this opportunity up to everyone.

Tell us what you would do with a week of continuous reading or writing time and why you think it’s important to both you and others.

The most captivating application will be selected.


When Can I Apply?


Applications will open after 3 November 2019 and close 1 December 2019.

The residency is strictly for one person over the age of 18 only.


The Fine Print

WRITER RESIDENCY

1) The TAF2019 Adult Writer’s Residency is open to applications from all writers, at any stage of their career, who appear at, volunteer at or attend a ticketed session at TAF2019 (excluding committee members).

2) Applicants for a Writer Residency may also apply for a Reader Residency. All will be assessed; one will be chosen.

3) The Residency includes 7 nights’ accommodation in the Eden apartment, Eden Farmstay, Huon Valley and 7 days’ worth of provisions for self-catering. Provisions will be adapted to suit any advised dietary requirements.

4) The Residency must be taken up between 1 May and 31 August 2020, excluding school holidays, based on availability.

5) The Residency does not include transport, however, if the applicant selected requires transfers between the Huon Valley and the airport, this may be arranged.

6) Applications must be received by 1 December 2019.

7) Selected applicants will be notified by no later than 14 February 2020.

8) Applications will be judged anonymously, based on the proposal section.

While applicants will be asked to provide personal details in the administrative section of the application, it is key that the proposal section only describes the proposed work, and does not include or make reference to the applicant’s name or personal identity.

9) To apply, you will need to:

Administrative Section

a) Show evidence that you attended or were involved in the preparation or delivery of TAF2019.

b) Provide some personal details.

Proposal Section

a) In 300 words or less, describe the proposed work and how the residency will allow you to progress the work.

b) Advise:

• The intended length of the finished piece (article, short story, novella, novel)

• If it is fiction or non-fiction

• If it has an identified audience

• The expected date of completion or publication

c) In return, you must acknowledge Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival and Eden Farmstay in any publication of the proposed work.

READER RESIDENCY

1) The TAF2019 Adult Reader Residency is open to applications from all readers, at any stage of their reading career, who appear at, volunteer at or attend a ticketed session at TAF2019 (excluding committee members).

2) Applicants for a Reader Residency may also apply for a Writer Residency. All will be assessed together; one will be chosen.

3) The Residency includes 7 nights’ accommodation in the Eden apartment, Eden Farmstay, Huon Valley and 7 days’ worth of provisions for self-catering. Provisions will be adapted to suit any advised dietary requirements.

4) The Residency must be taken up between 1 May and 31 August 2020, excluding school holidays, based on availability.

5) The Residency does not include transport, however, if the applicant selected requires transfers between the Huon Valley and the airport, this may be arranged.

6) Applications must be received by 1 December 2019.

7) Selected applicants will be notified by no later than 14 February 2020.

8) Applications will be judged anonymously, based on the proposal section.

While applicants will be asked to provide personal details in the administrative section of the application, it is key that the proposal section only describes the proposed work, and does not include or make reference to the applicant’s name or personal identity.

9) To apply, you will need to:

Administrative Section

a) Show evidence that you attended or were involved in the preparation or delivery of TAF2019.

b) Provide some personal details.

Proposal Section

d) In 300 words or less, describe the work you intend to read and how the residency will allow you to progress your understanding of the work and, in turn, contribute to other readers’ understanding of the work.

e) Advise:

• The work you intend to read (by author, title and publication date)

• What the body of work represents as a collection

• Why you feel that the work is of importance to other readers

• How you will pass on your thoughts about the work to other readers

• When would you expect to do that

f) In return, you must acknowledge Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival and Eden Farmstay in any publication of your thoughts on the proposed work to be read.