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.

About the fellowship

The Creative Writing Fellowship enables an emerging author like Jared to draw inspiration from the special collections in the Fryer Library to develop a new novel, play, collections of short stories, a book of poems, novella, or associated creative work.

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

Last updated:
8 June 2022