Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat in Larrimah
The NT Writers’ Centre is pleased to announce that the recipient of the second annual Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat in Larrimah will be Rochelle Nicholls.
This year there were 19 applications from people interested in spending two weeks at the Larrimah Hotel while they worked on a literary project.
Andrew McMillan was a founding force of the NT Writers’ Centre, and left a bequest to enable the NT Writers’ Centre to offer this retreat to an emerging writer “across genres”.
Andrew often went to the Larrimah Hotel when he wanted to get some (mostly) uninterrupted writing time, and he is buried near the small settlement.
Rochelle is a NSW writer who is working on a biography of Aeneas Gunn, the husband of Jeannie Gunn who penned We of the Never Never, so no doubt the Larrimah retreat will be inspiring for her, and will help inform her project.