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Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2016 – Applications open until 31st March


Julia Darling Travel Julia Darling Travel Fellowship returns with offer of travel for creative writers

Now in its second year, the Julia Darling Travel Fellowship, worth £2,000, will fund a period of travel for a published writer. The award is now open for entry until 31 March 2016.

Julia Darling was a kind and generous writer who went out of her way to support and encourage many other writers to develop their work and their creativity. The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship is inspired by Julia’s love of travel and by the appreciation that she had of writing away from home, whether at creative retreats in the wilderness or in rented houses at the seaside.

The fellowship may be used to fund travel and accommodation in the UK or internationally. The fellowship is open to novelists, poets and playwrights over the age of 18, who live and work in the North of England and who have at least one professionally produced or published work to their name. It may be won by an individual or a group of writers, and will be awarded to support activity that takes place between June 2016 and May 2017.

Writers Jackie Kay and Karin Young, with Florrie Darling, Julia’s daughter, and Vicki Darling, Julia’s mother, will judge the Julia Darling Travel Fellowship in 2016. The award is supported by many of Julia Darling’s friends, including many writers, and administrated by New Writing North.

Jackie Kay said: “I love the fact that Julia who loved to travel so much herself, on and off trains and planes, is now helping others to fly. Here’s to all the journeys. Julia would be raising her glass!”


To enter by Thursday 31 March 2016 go to New Writing North’s Website

More information about the fellowship, donating and last years winner can be found on our Travel Fellowship pages.