Volunteer badge photo

The first time I donned my ‘Volunteer’ badge for a Writers Victoria workshop, I was so excited that I posted a photo on my social media. The people I met at Sally Rippin’s Writing for Children course that day, almost a year ago, have become not only my writing group, but also good friends and a fabulous support network for my writing journey. The lesson: You never know where volunteering for Writers Victoria will lead you.

Our Looking Out, Looking In program continues in Season 2 with a special focus on place. And current members who book into any course before Tuesday 19 June have the chance to WIN a $200 voucher from Embiggen Books!

Pencilled In logo

Thanks to a donation from Pencilled In journal, Writers Victoria is offering commissioned pieces in The Victorian Writer, and bursaries to attend writing workshops in our Season 2 program for Asian Australian writers.

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.

Collective Celebrations


The longlist for the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced. Among the longlist are:

  • Lia Hills, tutor and member, for ‘The Crying Place’.
  • Wayne Macauley, tutor, for ‘Some Tests’.
  • Jane Rawson for ‘From the Wreck’.