Bri Lee joins UTS as Copyright Agency's Writer-in-Residence
The UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences welcomes award-winning author and freelance writer, Bri Lee, as the 2020 UTS Copyright Agency New Writer's Fellow.
Bri Lee is an emerging Sydney-based writer, and the author of Eggshell Skull and Beauty. In 2020, Bri will work on her third book as part of the New Writer's residency program at UTS.
I am immensely grateful to the Copyright Agency and to the Creative Writing department at UTS for this huge honour and opportunity. The financial support means I'll be able to finish my first fiction manuscript this year, but of course the residency also gives the gift of confidence and encouragement. I look forward to settling in and working hard.
2020 Copyright Agency x UTS Writer-in-Residence
Bri has written for The Monthly, Good Weekend, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, The Guardian, Griffith Review, i-D and VAULT Art Magazine. She regularly appears on The Drum on ABC TV, various ABC Radio National programs, and runs the monthly “B List Bookclub” at the State Library of New South Wales.
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Her first book, Eggshell Skull, was published in June 2018. It won six major awards, including Biography of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and received many more listings, including being longlisted for The Stella Prize. Bri’s second book, an essay called Beauty, came out in November 2019.
Bri has already received numerous fellowships and residencies, including winning the 2018 Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award at the Queensland Literary Awards. In 2019, Bri was named as an Australian Financial Review 'Woman of Influence', following the release of an advocacy platform, Consent Law QLD.
Bri is currently completing an MPhil in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.
A major benefit of the New Writer's Fellowship program is the time, space and financial support it provides to new writers. As the faculty's Writer-in-Residence, Bri will be able to develop her first fiction book, alongside leading Creative Writing academics and practitioners.
Bri will also be available for consultation with undergraduate and postgraduate writing students and will participate in other activities relating to the UTS Creative Writing program.
The faculty looks forward to the talent, passion and experience that Bri will bring to UTS throughout the year.
Find out more about Creative Writing at UTS.