The Wheeler Centre
The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas is an initiative of the Victorian Government.
Writers Victoria moved into the Wheeler Centre building in October 2009. The building is a hub for writing and literary organisations including:
- Writers Victoria
- Emerging Writers' Festival
- Melbourne Writers Festival
- Express Media
- Australian Poetry
Plus affiliate organisations:
The Wheeler Centre organisation is housed in the Wheeler Centre building, in the State Library of Victoria, with street frontage along Little Lonsdale St. The facilities currently include meeting rooms, open-plan work areas, workshop spaces, a public presentation space for up to 200 people and public access to Writers Victoria and Australian Poetry library collections. Located in the basement of the Wheeler Centre, The Moat bar and cafe is the perfect place to meet friends and enjoy delicious food and drinks before or after an event.
Eric Beecher is the Chair.
Board directors are:
Peter Biggs – Managing Director of Clemenger BBDO (Melbourne) Gabrielle Coyne – Managing Director of Penguin Group (Australia) Tony Hudson – General Counsel and Company Secretary, ConnectEast Group Joanna Murray-Smith – Melbourne-based playwright, screenwriter and novelist Mark Rubbo OAM – Managing Director of Readings (Books Music Film) Dianne Rule – Publisher Anita Ziemer – Managing Director of Slade Group
- Victorian Writer October-November 2009. Journey to the Centre.
- Victorian Writer November 2008. Melbourne: UNESCO City of Literature.