Due to the generous support from friends, family and fellow writers we have raised £2,000 for this years Travel Fellowship. We’d like to thank everyone who has donated so far, particularly Lee Hall who has pledged support for the award for the next five years and said
“Julia was an huge inspiration to me and she was a beacon of good sense, humour, ambition and right mindedness – as well as being a fabulous person whom I adored – so I would very much like to help remember her. [The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship] seems a really great and creative way to do that.”
David Almond has also pledged support for the award
”I’m delighted to support this great venture. Julia was a brilliant and bold writer. She was also a generous and inspirational woman who had a strong impact on the lives and work of those who knew her. She would have been delighted with this fellowship, which offers such a great opportunity for writers to produce new work.”
Information about applying for the award will be coming soon via New Writing North. We are still fund raising for future years so the Just Giving page is still open for donations. More information about the award can be found on the Travel fellowship page.