Previous Writers in Residence

Yvette Poshoglian 

Peter Pinson 

Ursula Dubosarky 

P.M Newton

Justin Fleming 


Writer in Residence


2019 applications for the Don Bank Writer in Residence are now open

North Sydney Council offers writers a unique opportunity to pursue their inspiration in the tranquil and historic Don Bank Museum -  a heritage building in a Victorian remnant garden setting.

Council invites writers (of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir and plays), songwriters and musical composers to apply for this wonderful opportunity.

This program is open to individuals or groups from anywhere in New South Wales.

Applications close 23 November 2018.


More information

Please contact Amanda Hudson at Stanton Library on 9936 8425 or amanda.hudson@northsydney.nsw.gov.au



The 2018 Don Bank Writer in Residence

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Belinda Hopper

Belinda studied fiction writing and novel writing at the New York Gotham Writers’ Workshop and has had fiction, non-fiction and academic articles published. Belinda was a semi-finalist in the William Van Dyke short story prize (2015) and graduated with a Masters of Creative Arts from the University of the Sunshine Coast (2016). In 2017 Belinda finished her first full-length manuscript and was awarded a scholarship to undertake a PhD in creative writing at Macquarie University. During her time at the Don Bank, Belinda will work on her second novel.


Related Events in 2018

Belinda will present talks and workshops, free and open to the public, during her residency.