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Jeanie Watson on self-promotion and being an introvert

Before this Friday’s Lunchtime Bite: The Introvert’s Guide to Self-Promotion, Writers Victoria’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Jeanie Watson, shares with us a few tips on self-promotion and getting your work out there. Jeanie joined Writers Victoria recently and in this interview she also talks about her role and the benefits of being part of a […]

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Eugen Bacon on writing and the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author of several novels and fiction collections. Her work has won, been shortlisted or commended in numerous awards. Most recently, she was a 2022 World Fantasy Award finalist and was announced in the honour list of the 2022 Otherwise Fellowships for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’.

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Lisa Gorton on her poetry collection ‘Mirabilia’

Lisa is a poet and novelist, essayist and reviewer. Her first poetry collection Press Release won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry; her second, Hotel Hyperion was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal; her third, Empirical, was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s and NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Poetry; and her fourth, Mirabilia, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award

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Kate Mildenhall on The First Time podcast, first words and celebrating the wins with your wingpeople

Kate Mildenhall is the author of Skylarking (Black Inc., 2016) and The Mother Fault (Simon & Schuster, 2020). She co-hosts The First Time podcast, a podcast about the first time you publish a book, now in its fifth season. Kate lives in Hurstbridge on Wurundjeri lands, with her partner and two children. She is currently working on her third

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Sian Prior on Life Writing’s Curious Temporality

Dr Sian Prior has been a writer and broadcaster for 30 years. She has been published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Sian teaches non-fiction at RMIT and runs online courses in creative non-fiction and writing as therapy. She has written two books, Shy: A Memoir (2014) and Childless: A Story of Freedom and Longing (short-listed for The Age Non-Fiction Book of

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Writing the Body

(…) my much inscribedskin knows a space behind the word where you become real. Miriam Tag, “and mystery exists“, from “abstract alphabet“, translated by Jo Langdon There is a mystery in how language appears. This here, right now. A poem, prose, a piece of writing. Sometimes words are just there, all around; they keep creeping,

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Declan Fry on Digression, Transience and the Desire to Know and Be Known

Declan Fry is a writer and essayist. Born on Wongatha Country in Kalgoorlie, he has been awarded a Peter Blazey Fellowship and the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award, shortlisted for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and nominated for the Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism. Following the publication of Another Australia, Writers Victoria Membership Officer Lou

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Ellie Marney on Codegirls, Thrillers and Keeping your Detective a Step Behind

Ellie Marney is a New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning crime author, who has gone behind the scenes at the Westminster Mortuary in London and interviewed forensic and technical specialists around the world in pursuit of just the right details for her brand of pulse-pounding thrillers. Her titles include The Killing Code, None Shall Sleep, the Every trilogy, No Limits, White

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Adriane Howell on Writing Aesthetics and Design

Adriane Howell is a Melbourne-based arts worker and writer who has lived in Paris and Johannesburg. In 2013 she graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing. She is co-founder of the literary journal Gargouille. Hydra is her debut novel. Following Hydra’s release, our Program Manager, Anna Kate Blair, spoke

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