Memorial Lectures and Fellowship announcement events
2023 Fellowship announcement on 8 March, with Ann-Marie Priest giving the Hazel Rowley memorial lecture on Australian poet Gwen Harwood at Adelaide Writers’ Week. The 2023 fellowship winner was Diane Bell and a Highly Commended award went to Carolyn Dowley.
2022 Fellowship announcement on 2 March, at the ‘Writing Yourself into the Story’ panel discussion at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne with Jeff Sparrow, Eleanor Hogan and Yves Rees. The 2022 fellowship winner was Naomi Parry Duncan and a Highly Commended award went to Sylvia Martin.
2021 Fellowship announcement on 3 March, with Jacqueline Kent giving the 2021 Hazel Rowley memorial lecture at Adelaide Writers’ Week.
The 2021 fellowship winner was Mandy Sayer.
2020 Fellowship announcement due to be held on 20 March at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 2020 fellowship winner was Lance Richardson and a Highly Commended Award went to Gabrielle Carey.
2019 Fellowship announcement on 4 March, with Maria Tumarkin giving the 2019 Hazel Rowley memorial lecture at Adelaide Writers’ Week.
The 2019 fellowship winner was Eleanor Hogan.
2018 Fellowship announcement on 8 March, with Jenny Hocking giving the 2018 Hazel Rowley memorial lecture on ‘The Politics of Biography’.
The 2018 fellowship winner was Jacqueline Kent and a special award went to Drusilla Modjeska.
2017 Fellowship announcement at Adelaide Writers’ Week, 9 March, with Maxine Beneba Clarke giving the 2017 Hazel Rowley memorial lecture. The 2017 fellowship winner was Ann-Marie Priest and a highly-commended award went to Suzanne Spunner.
2016 Fellowship announcement at the ‘Art of Biography’ panel discussion at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on 9 March. The 2016 Fellowship winner was Matthew Lamb.
2015 Fellowship announcement at Adelaide Writers’ Week, 4 March, with David Marr giving the Hazel Rowley memorial lecture. The 2015 Fellowship winner was Caroline Baum.
2014 Fellowship announcement at the Writers Victoria Biography Salon, with Janine Burke and Jim Davidson, 11 March in Melbourne. The 2014 Fellowship winner was Maxine Beneba Clarke.
2013 Fellowship announcement at Adelaide Writers’ Week, 6 March, with Alex Miller giving the Hazel Rowley memorial lecture. The 2013 Fellowship winner was Stephany Evans Steggall.
2012 Fellowship announcement at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, 14 March, following a panel discussion with Alex Miller and Jim Davidson about biography and writing. The 2012 Fellowship winner was Mary Hoban.