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Ann-Marie Priest wins the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

Ann-Marie Priest of Queensland was announced as the winner of the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship at the Adelaide Writers Festival last night. The announcement followed the Hazel Rowley Memorial Lecture, given by Maxine Beneba Clarke, the 2014 recipient of the Fellowship for her memoir ‘The Hate Race’. Priest will use the $15,000 Fellowship to […]

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Write-ability Goes Regional and Online

Writers with disability will benefit from a new program announced by Writers Victoria at the Having a Say Conference in Geelong last week. Write-ability Goes Regional and Online is a three-year program for aspiring writers with disability living in regional Victoria. The project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and

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2017 Hazel Rowley Fellowship shortlist

Seven Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship worth $15,000.   The 2017 Fellowship has attracted a strong field of high-quality proposals and includes a broad range of subjects and topics. “It’s wonderful to see the calibre of writing proposals from across Australia,” said Della Rowley, sister of biographer Hazel

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2016 Emerging Writers’ Comp winners

Writers Victoria is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. In the Short Fiction category, judges Astrid Edwards and Laurie Steed were impressed by the submissions, reporting that they saw “many glimpses of potential and interesting concepts.” But it was the originality and strength of execution that set

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2016 Hazel Rowley shortlist announced

Nine Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship $10,000 award.  In its fifth year, the Fellowship attracted an exceptionally strong field of high-quality proposals from writers and biographers across Australia. Works about Australian writers, artists and visionaries feature in this year’s shortlist, which also includes European and American subjects. “I’m

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Deborah Cass Prize shortlist announced

The Deborah Cass Writing Prize was established to support unpublished authors whose work reflects on the migrant experience. Writers Victoria received 56 submissions, which included  poetry, plays, memoir, fiction, and non-fiction. Members of the organising committee for the Deborah Cass prize agreed on this shortlist (countries in brackets feature in their submission): Sanaz Fotouhi –

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2016 Hazel Rowley literary fellowship opens

Applications are now open for the 2016 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship. Now in its fifth year, the fellowship commemorates the life, ideas and writing of Hazel Rowley (1951–2011) and awards $10,000 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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