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Catch up on the latest news from Writers Victoria and the literary sector

Write-ability

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 the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

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Why not lock yourself away in an atmospheric writing studio at the Old Melbourne Gaol?

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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.

A new year has begun, and that means a new range of writing courses. Writers Victoria is pleased to announce our Business Writing lineup for the first half of 2017.

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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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As we leap feet-first into a brand new year, we asked WV Director Kate Larsen for her thoughts and predictions for the writing and publishing sector in 2017.

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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.

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The mercury is rising at Writers Victoria.  

Summer School kicks off this week with a series of workshops and seminars on writing about one of the most burning issues of our time: climate change and its impact on the environment. 

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Let’s face it. Not all writers are in it for the money. But despite popular mythology (or the worst fears of your parents) choosing a life as a writer doesn’t need to involve financial sacrifice.

From copywriting and online marketing to freelancing and landing a publisher, there are plenty of ways to build a stable career as a writer. And Writers Victoria’s Season 1 2017 program can help you get there.

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Each of us has a story to tell, but it can be hard to know where to start (or how to finish).

That’s why Writers Vic’s Season 1 workshop program includes a full range of life-writing workshops to help aspiring writers identify what their stories are, how they can get them down and how to craft them so they sparkle (and so their family members still speak to them afterwards).

There are workshops for writers at all levels, ranging from one-day introductory workshops to evening seminars or a six-month online intensive. Book your place by Sunday 8 January for your chance to WIN...