Announcing the 2022 Creative Writing Fellow

We are pleased to announce Jarad Bruinstroop as the UQ Library’s Creative Writing Fellow for 2022. 

For his project, Jarad will write a 'poet's novella' to be titled Henry and Jack. He will explore queer and wartime themes as historical fiction. The manuscript will be developed using special collections held in the Fryer Library. He will also be able to draw on the guidance of a mentor of his choosing.

About Jarad

Jarad Bruinstroop

Jarad is a writer, poet and teacher. He is completing his PhD in Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he teaches undergraduate creative writing and poetry. Jarad holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from QUT.

His writing has appeared in a wide range of Australian literary journals including Meanjin, Westerly, Overland, and the Cordite Poetry Review.

He has read as a featured artist at the Queensland Poetry Festival and was the 2021 Runner Up for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize.

Inspiration and Fryer Library collections 

Jarad will use a variety of collections including: 

He is inspired by the queer potential of the Fryer Library Special Collections and looking forward to using them to imagine and reconstitute lost queer histories.

Change to this fellowship for 2024

The 2024 Creative Writing Fellowship provides an early career Australian author with the opportunity to write a new creative work using the special collections in the Fryer Library.

The fellowship is offered by UQ’s Centre for Critical and Creative Writing in the School of Communication and Arts in conjunction with the Fryer Library and with the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. 

Applications for the 2024 fellowship close at 5pm on Monday 13 November 2023.

Thank you to the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and library donors for their generous support of this fellowship.

Last updated:
20 October 2023