The Mildura Writers Festival Residency was created to support writers of any genre and for the successful applicant to propose a project that will enhance the regional or national cultural landscape. The committee was impressed by the calibre and diversity of writers who were keen to come to Mildura for the Festival. The Residency provides a private studio in Mildura for the month of July, access to the region for research and workshops for the writing community in Mildura, and is incorporated as an integral part of the Mildura Writers Festival program, 14 - 17 July.
Nick Gadd grew up in Yorkshire and moved to Melbourne in 1990. He is a novelist, essayist and blogger. His award-winning novel Ghostlines, a mystery set in the Melbourne art world, was published by Scribe in 2009. He has written many essays and articles about Melbourne, history, music, literature and sport for a range of publications including The Guardian, Eureka Street, Griffith Review and Elsewhere: A Journal of Place. Nick currently writes the popular blog Melbourne Circle about roaming around the Melbourne suburbs on foot in search of ghostsigns, derelict factories, and lost greyhound racing tracks. He has been a guest at various literary festivals including the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. Based in Melbourne, Nick has completed a Masters in Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing at the University of Melbourne and has taught creative writing in the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing.