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Annual Report 2016

Huge thanks to all of our Writers Vic members who joined us for our 27th Annual General Meeting last week.

Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

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The Own Voices Forum in Ballarat in April 2017 will explore how writing and storytelling can help develop new ways of thinking about the self, disability, and community.

The forum is for people with disability in Ballarat and the Central Highlands region, as well as arts and community development workers, disability and health service providers, teachers, local councils and libraries.

‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine has long been a valuable resource for Writers Victoria members and aspiring writers across Australia. You can now purchase issues dating back to 2008 – that's almost ten years worth of writerly advice and insight!

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WV members are invited to attend the 28th Annual General Meeting of Writers Victoria for the 2016 calendar year and cast their vote for four new Committee of Management members.
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Those of us who write or work in literature exist within a world of words. But sometimes words still fail us. Like when WV's own Sarah Vincent asked me to launch her lifestyle memoir, ‘Death by Dim Sim’.

Ann-Marie Priest at the Adelaide Writers Week lecturn

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’.

This month, Bupa Life Insurance has featured Writers Victoria as one of Australia’s leading creative course providers!

The article, 'Express Yourself with These Creative Courses', highlights our 'lively and diverse program of workshops and events suitable for all experience and ability levels'. WV is in good company: Bupa also recommends Cocktails and Canvas, Thread Den, Adelaide's JamFactory and Melbourne's Guild of Fine Woodworking among others.

Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

The 2017 HARDCOPY national professional development program for Australian emerging writers has just opened for applications. I was one of the lucky 2015 participants. I gained so much from this program – advice, support, encouragement, information plus a great community of fellow writers.