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Writers Victoria is excited to announce our 2020 Write-ability Fellows. Since 2013, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, we have recognised five outstanding writers with disability annually as part of the Write-ability Fellowship Program

This year, for the first time, we are awarding seven Write-ability Fellowships.

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Writers Victoria is delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Now in its twelfth year, the prize supports emerging Victorian writers.

Writers Victoria hopes that the following resources help our community navigate the difficult and urgent situation unfolding in the USA, as well as aid in educating and informing ourselves of the persistent racial discrimination occuring in Australia.

 

Thanks to a recent generous donation, Writers Victoria is offering a Woman of Colour based in Victoria a paid commission for a new piece of work to be published in The Victorian Writer magazine (to the value of $200).
 
Submissions must align with one of our upcoming themes, which are:
  • October-November: Chrysalis – emerging writers, emerging from the margins, transformative reading/writing; Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers prize winners
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Writers Victoria is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the twelfth Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Short story or creative non-fiction submissions of between 2,000 and 3,000 words are being accepted from emerging Victorian writers who have no more than three stories or articles published in a recognised book, magazine, or journal.

While COVID-19 brought our timeline forward, Writers Victoria has been exploring how best to incorporate online learning into our professional development and creative practice programming to continue to support all our members, including those who are unable to attend our in-person workshops or who prefer to learn remotely at their own pace. With self-isolation providing a perfect testing ground, we should all expect to see online workshops more fully incorporated into our programming going forward.

Bangarra Dance Theatre's 'Knowledge Ground'

'If our government wants cultural life to return, it must act now'

Along with almost 100 arts groups and organisations, Writers Victoria has signed its name to an open letter from Australia's arts industry, issuing a clarion call to minister Paul Fletcher.

The letter and its signatories are presented here in full, and can also be viewed on The Guardian.

 


 

We are thrilled to have our 2020 Season Two program out in the world, with bookings open now – make sure to book in early so you don't miss out!

As a response to the global coronavirus pandemic we have shifted our program online, allowing attendance from wherever you may be, nationwide. We're here to support you while learning online, and if you have any queries about how our courses will work online, you can visit out FAQ page here.

WV FLASH FICTION

 

30 days. 30 prompts. 30 Words.

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Writers Victoria decided to run Flash Fiction again in 2020, after it was so successful when run in celebration of our 30th year in 2019.

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Regional writing groups, literary organisations and arts organisations in Victoria are able to apply for grants of $880 to subsidise literary activities in their area, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

Applicants must be current regional members of Writers Victoria (in the non-profit organisation or regional writers’ group membership category), and based in one of the 48 Local Government Authorities in Regional Victoria as listed on the Creative Victoria website