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Bronwyn Lang has this month commenced research in India as the holder of a 2012 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award.
Bronwyn is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Creative Arts. She has completed a Master of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong.
Bronwyn’s extensive experience in the creative and dramatic arts includes teaching drama in Australia and Kuwait, co-founding swap/meat, a local writers group in Wollongong NSW, participating in community radio and public poetry performances. Bronwyn’s written work has appeared in a number of publications including the Sun Herald newspaper and the literary journals LinQ Literature in North Queensland and New Zealand’s Blackmail Press. She has also facilitated creative writing workshops for young people and adults within Australia and overseas.
As part of her Award, Bronwyn will undertake research in India that will support her PhD study on the life and work of the Australian poet Vicki Viidikas, who travelled and wrote throughout India between the 1970’s and 1990’s. She will be hosted by the Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research. While carrying out the research, Bronwyn plans to also complete her own creative works.
Bronwyn also hopes to utilise the internship component of the Award and is exploring opportunities to undertake a placement with a scholarly literary/ arts journal published in India.
The Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards provide scholarships for the best and brightest university students from Australia and Asia. They provide the unique opportunity for postgraduates and undergraduates to undertake not only international study and research, but also internships or work placements. The Awards aim to build deep and enduring education and professional linkages between Australia and Asia.
Bronwyn Lang is one of 20 postgraduate recipients of the 2012 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Awards.