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Yvette Posholglian

Writer in Residence Program


Applications are now closed for the 2017 Writer in Residence


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 garden setting located in the heart of North Sydney CBD.

The ten month residency provides a fully self contained apartment in Don Bank Museum. The successful applicant is expected to provide one of the following:

  1. Complete a short work depicting the flavour of life in North Sydney.
  2. Conduct a series of workshops.
  3. Contribute to an online project.
  4. Pursue some other community based writing activity.


The 2016 Writer in Residence


The 2016 Writer in Residence is Yvette Poshoglian. Yvette is a children's author, journalist and high school English teacher who grew up in the North Sydney area. The author of twenty works of fiction and non-fiction, Yvette has a passion for Sydney's history, storytelling and working with children and young people on creative projects. Yvette holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Government and International Relations (University of Sydney) a Bachelor of Teaching in Secondary Education (University of Technology Sydney) and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism (UTS).



Previous Writers in Residence


2014 Writer in Residence

The 2014 Writer in Residence was writer, artist and art historian Peter Pinson.  As a writer, Peter has written extensively about contemporary Australian artists, including hard-bound monographs on the art and careers of Elwyn Lynn, Rodney Milgate, Bert Flugelman, Col Jordan and Emanuel Raft.  As a painter, he was awarded the New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship, and was appointed Official Military Artist, Australian Defence Forces, by Defence Minister Kim Beasley.

Peter Pinson CV (126KB)


2013 Writer in Residence

The 2013 Writer in Residence was Ursula Dubosarsky, an internationally published Australian writer for children and young adults. Ursula is the author of over 30 titles, including novels, picture books, non-fiction and chapter books, and has won several national literary and children’s choice awards. Her books have been staged across Australia, including The Red Shoe (Jigsaw Theatre) and The Terrible Plop (Windmill Theatre) which will also tour Canada and the USA in 2012.

Ursula_Dubosarsky_CV.pdf (148KB)



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