Wheeler Centre – Hot Desk Fellowships 2023

Hot Desk Fellowships – 21 in 2023…

It has been a privilege judging this year’s Hot Desk! With so many notable entries, it was a challenge selecting the final fellows.

From psycho-thriller and historical fiction to verse novella, poetry, and beyond, the depth of imagination was inspiring. I cruised along Punt Road on a high, sensed the looming threat of change for an isolotto commune, and had a brief lesson on scents. (Isovaleric acid smells like sweaty gym clothes).


Receiving a Hot Desk made me feel like my project had legs. It provided me with a stipend, a dedicated workspace, a supportive community, and the courage to take my work more seriously. I hope your experience is just as fulfilling! Congratulations to you all!

– Theresa Tully, 2022 Hot Desk fellow and 2023 judge

The Hot Desk Fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the Readings Foundation and the Just Pretending theatre group.