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Response from Writers Victoria to Clive Hamilton

In his recently released book, ‘Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia’, Clive Hamilton made a couple of references to Writers Victoria. These references were in relation to our co-hosting the Chinese Writers Festival held in Melbourne in 2016. Writers Victoria is an organisation that prides itself on encouraging a diversity of views, including those among […]

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2018 Hazel Rowley Fellowship shortlist announced

Eight Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2018 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship worth $15,000.  “It’s exciting to see such a wide range of writing proposals coming to us from around Australia, said Della Rowley, sister of biographer Hazel Rowley. “This year we reached a record number of applications and the quality and calibre of

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Women Writers of Colour Round 2 Recipients

Thanks to a recent donation, Writers Victoria is running a series of professional development opportunities for women writers of colour and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. The initiative includes paid commissions in ‘The Victorian Writer’ and bursaries to attend select workshops in 2018. The second round of commissions and bursaries has been awarded to four applicants. Commissions Paid commissions have been offered

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Digital Writer in Residence 2018

Opportunity for a woman writer facing barriers to participation in the literary industry Writers Victoria is delighted to announce a new opportunity for an emerging or established Victorian woman writer to join us as a Digital Writer in Residence in 2018. The residency will provide paid writing and subsidised professional development opportunities including, but not

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2017 Deborah Cass Prize shortlist announced

Writers Victoria and the Deborah Cass Prize Committee are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2017 prize. The Prize is for unpublished migrant writers and was established in the memory of Deborah Cass (1960-2013), an established Australian lawyer and aspiring writer, whose grandparents were Jewish migrants from Eastern Europe. Dan Cass, brother of Deborah,

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2018 Hazel Rowley Fellowship opens

Applications are now open for the 2018 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship. Now in its seventh year, the Fellowship commemorates the life, ideas and writing of Hazel Rowley (1951–2011) and awards $15,000 to an emerging or established Australian writer to support research and development of a new biographical work. The Fellowship encourages writers to immerse themselves

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Announcing the Round 1 Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund Recipients

Round 1 of the Neilma Sidney Travel Fund received 205 applications, requesting a total of $1,215,738.38 in grant money. The judges (Robert Watkins from Hachette, Warren Bonnet from Embiggen Books and writer Toni Jordan) were thrilled with the quality and scope of the applications. They awarded $49,967 to 10 applicants. Congratulations to: Playwright Alexandra Collier,

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Women Writers of Colour recipients announced

Thanks to a recent donation, Writers Victoria is running a series of professional development opportunities for women writers of colour and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. The initiative includes bursaries to attend workshops, paid commissions in The Victorian Writer and a free training session in 2018. The first round of bursaries and commissions have been

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2017 GMW Emerging Writers Competition Winners

Writers Victoria is thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2017 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competitions. In the Fiction category, of which there were over 100 entries, judges Mark Brandi and Michelle Scott Tucker were impressed by the high quality of the submissions, reporting that they saw “a diversity of form, content, and genre.”

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