Cells for Writers · Writers Victoria
Writers Victoria is proud to announce the opening of two new writing spaces right in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD. Each studio is a converted double cell on the top floor of the historic Old Melbourne Gaol at the top end of Russell Street. As with the Glenfern Writers’ Studios, this is a wonderful opportunity to provide writers with the invaluable resource of a secluded, dedicated and private space in which to write.
We’re looking forward to handing down sentences to our most exciting emerging writers – and hoping to get many great sentences in return! The cells will certainly focus the mind and will particularly suit writers working on crime or historical fiction. However, for any writer who has a pressing need to avoid distractions, the cells provide perfect minimalist seclusion. – Roderick Poole, Writers Victoria Director.
I don't know about you, but I think this is a cool idea. If I didn't have a job, or had some annual leave handy, I'd sign up. How would you like to be locked up for a month with nothing to do but write?