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Established Author Forum 2023: Book In For the Year



Alice Pung, Amie Kaufmann and Jeanine Leane




Part creative development, part networking, part writing group, this forum features in-depth lectures at a high level from prominent writers on the topics they know best, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about their work and your own. After each lecture, writers share wins, frustrations, opportunities and industry developments within a social setting. The Established Author Forum meets four times a year, and includes a per-session cost or a discounted yearly fee. All sessions take place at The Wheeler Centre, unless otherwise noted.


  • Thursday 16 March 2023, 6:30pm: Alice Pung on Moving Between Fiction and Non-Fiction, exploring literal and figurative truth and ways to move into a new area after publishing in another.
  • Thursday 1 June 2023, 6:30pm: Amie Kaufman on Cultivating a Creative Life, considering ways to build habits and maintain a career trajectory both joyful and sustainable.
  • Thursday 21 September 2023, 6:30pm: Jeanine Leane on Writing Identity and Difference, examining power dynamics and ethics in creating characters with different backgrounds to your own.
  • Thursday 16 November 2023, 6:30pm: End of Year celebration, with refreshments and an open mic night for readings from members.

These masterclasses are for established writers only: that is, writers who have had at least one book or short story collection published by a mainstream publisher or a significant publication history in literary journals or similar publications. 

You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact program@writersvictoria.org.au to arrange a refund in this situation.

Not a Member?

Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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176 Little Lonsdale Street
3000 Australia


Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: program@writersvictoria.org.au

Established Author Forum 2023: Book In For the Year

This event has only 16 space(s) left. If you continue and register more than 16 people (including yourself ), the whole group will be wait listed. Or, you can reduce the number of people you are registering to 16 to avoid being put on the waiting list.

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This masterclass is for established writers only, that is: writers who have had at least one book or collection of short stories published by a mainstream publisher, or a substantial publication history in literary journals or similar media. Writers should also have a substantial project in the early- to mid-stages of development.
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