Writers Victoria 2013 Program Launch
Join us on 30 November 2012 to celebrate the launch of one of Writers Victoria’s most exciting programs to date. Along with special guest speaker and 2013 tutor Dmetri Kakmi, the Writers Victoria team will introduce the program which caters for all kinds of writing from fiction and memoir through to children’s writing and poetry.
The 2013 program features some of Australia’s finest literary talents including Kate Holden, Chris Womersely, Anita Heiss and Alice Pung. These are just some of the 90 authors and industry professionals who will deliver a vast range of intimate and interactive sessions for writers across 2013.
Tutors available for interviews:
Sally has been writing and illustrating for over fifteen years. She has more than fifty books published, many of them award-winning, including the best-selling Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series, and the highly acclaimed children’s novel Angel Creek.
Sally Rippin has been short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award.
Kate Holden is the author of In My Skin: A Memoir and The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days, both best-selling non-fiction books published by Text.
She writes a regular column for The Age as well as essays, short stories, and reviews for major literary journals and newspapers in Australia.
Sofie is an author, actor and playwright. Her children’s picture book with Andrew McLean, On Our Way to the Beach, was included in the White Ravens 2005 annual selection of outstanding international children’s booksby the International Youth Library (Associated Project of UNESCO). Her other books include My Yellow Blanky, Too Loud Lily and Big Ned’s Bushwalk.
Sofie’s many books for children have been named Honour Books and Notable Books in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and have been shortlisted in the Queensland Premier’s Awards.
Dmetri has 20 years experience in publishing, 15 of which were as senior editor at Penguin.
He is the author of Mother Land, and is also an essayist and critic.
Dmetri also has an essay in a forthcoming anthology called Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home, published by Affirm Press.
Chris has had short fiction published in The Best Australian Stories (2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012), Griffith REVIEW, Granta, Meanjin and The Age. His story The Possibility of Water won the 2006 Josephine Ulrick Prize and he was shortlisted for the 2012 BBC International Short Story Award for A Lovely and Terrible Thing.
His second novel Bereft was shortlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Age fiction prize and the ASL Gold Medal.
Tony Birch has written four books, including Shadowboxing (2006), Father’s Day (2009), and Blood (2011).
Blood was shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award.
Tony teaches in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.
Sian Prior has worked in radio for two decades, producing and presenting programs for 3RRR, 774 ABC Melbourne and ABC Radio National. She has been working as a freelance writer for over a decade and writes opinion pieces, travel features, theatre, opera and book reviews for various Fairfax publications.
She has written feature articles for Limelight, Rolling Stone, The Bulletin, A2, Good Weekend, The Big Issue, Habitat and The Australian Way magazines.
Sian also teaches Writing for Radio in RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing diploma.