Introducing the ‘Writing About Culture’ scholarship recipients

We send congratulations and a warm welcome to the recipients of our first ever Writing About Culture scholarships.

Huyen Hac Helen Tran is a Vietnamese-Australian writer working on Wangal land. Her work can be found in Sydney Review of Books, SBS Voices, The Suburban Review, The Big Issue, Peril Magazine, The Wayward Sky Anthology (2021) and more.

Róisín Maeve (they/she) is a writer living, working, and playing on unceded Kaurna Country. Best described as an incurable troublemaker, joy theorist, and lifelong lover of words. They take an interdisciplinary approach that merges the personal with the popular, mixes memoir with cultural criticism, and blurs pop music revelling with academic pondering. Róisín is passionate about many things but high on the agenda is making knowledge more accessible, engaging and joyful. 

Sam Elkin is a writer and radio maker. Born in England and raised on Noongar land, Sam now lives on unceded Wurundjeri land. Sam’s essays have been published in the Griffith Review, Overland and Kill Your Darlings. He is the host of the 3RRR radio show Queer View Mirror and co-editor of Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia. 

We also congratulate the following writers who are the recipients of partial Writing About Culture scholarships:

Alexia Cameron
Darla Tejada
Jenna Schroder
Josh Klarica
Pamela McGirr

Writing About Culture
with Anwen Crawford, Declan Fry and Ellen O’Brien
4 May – 27 July 2023

Limited places are available for general applicants.