Previous Writers in Residence

Yvette Poshoglian 

Peter Pinson 

Ursula Dubosarky 

P.M Newton

Justin Fleming 

Belinda Hopper

Writer in Residence


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

Writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir and plays, songwriters and musical composers are invited to apply for this wonderful opportunity.

(Applications usually open in October and close in November each year.)

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


More information

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


Writer In Residence 2019

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 Associate Professor Tanya Evans and Catherine Shirley

North Sydney Council are delighted to announce the 2019 Don Bank Studio Writer In Residence -  The History Council NSW.

The History Council NSW is a not-for-profit organisation whose executive committee includes some of Australia’s most distinguished writers and historians.

The president of the Council is Associate Professor Tanya Evans a prominent public historian and academic who is currently Associate Professor at Macquarie University.

The History Council will be collaborating with Stanton Library to produce engaging community programs for 2019 as well as producing the annual NSW History Week Program. This is a great opportunity for our community to connect with distinguished history professionals. We look forward to working with the History Council in 2019 and wish them the best of luck with producing their 2019 History Week program.