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

School's back next month and we’ll be serving you a winter’s feast of writing fare. From craft to creativity, science writing to science fiction, performance to perfect YA, there is something for every writer.

In the words of Winter School tutor Kate Cuthbert, “writers can learn from what other writers do well”. Take one class, or take them all. Pick and mix from our day-long courses on creativity, place and voice; tackle those thorny subjects with workshops on ethics and advocacy, grief and trauma; tell your story, develop...

Glass with coins in it

The end of financial year is nearly upon us. So in the lead-up to tax time, here’s a couple of different ways that you can save money while making a difference.

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.

We are thrilled to announce our all-new Instagram competition to celebrate our 'Words in the World ­– Season 2' workshop program launch! 

We want your creative interpretation of our theme. Words you stumble across as you go about your day, weird signage, odd syntax, pretty words, ugly words, funny words, unexpected words … even your own words, books, poems in the world. (Do keep it clean, though).

Post your pics of wordly wonders, tag them #wordsintheworld, and you could win a bunch of writerly prizes!

Skenes Creek

If you take out a new membership, or renew a current or lapsed membership, during the month of June you will go in the draw to win a three-day beach retreat at beautiful Skenes Creek.

Words in the world 2017 / Season 2

Writers Vic members get a first look at our Season 2 program this week and an opportunity to win a $200 gift voucher from our friends at Embiggen Books.

Our 2017 program has been designed to celebrate the value that our words have in the world. It’s been inspired by the social, cultural, environmental and political impact that our literary community can make. And it looks at the value of writing for writers themselves, both creatively and professionally.

Our membership is constantly evolving and growing. Knowing about our members and their interests helps us develop our programs, plan our workshops and make decisions about our enews and magazine content. Statistics about our members also really help us when we are applying for funding.

We rely on the information you choose to share with us to build this picture of our member demographics. So to encourage you, we’ve got a prize on offer ...

All members who update some or all of their profile fields by Wednesday the 31st May 2017 will go in the draw to win the following prize pack of six brand new books!

'The Birdman's Wife' by Melissa Ashley, shortlisted for the 2017 Indie Awards.

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.

Annual Report 2016

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