Ray Koppe Young Writers' Residency

The annual Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency offers a week’s stay at Varuna, The Writers’ House [www.varuna.com.au] in Katoomba NSW to an unpublished writer under 30. The recipient is provided with a private working space to further develop a work-in-progress, as well as accommodation and meals. Travel expenses are not covered.

The residency was established by the Koppe family as a tribute to their mother, Ray Koppe. Ray, who for many years managed the business affairs of the ASA, was always passionately interested in and supportive of young writers.

Eligibility Criteria and Submission Guidelines will be made available on this page each year before applications open.

Download an application form plus Frequently Asked Questions about the award below.

Important dates

Applications open: Monday 30 March 2015
Applications close: Monday 4 May 2015


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