Diverse Writers China

Monday, April 13, 2015
Wing Yi Chan

Over the next few months, Writers Victoria will be running our Diverse Writers CHINA project to connect with and support Chinese-Australian writers and writing.

Diverse Writers CHINA aims to provide skills development, profile and commission opportunities for contemporary Chinese-Australian writers. It also aims to benefit the broader literary sector in Melbourne and beyond by uncovering a cohort of previously marginalised Australian voices and stories.

Writers Victoria has a history of supporting writers who face barriers in the development of their writing careers, including writers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. D-Writers CHINA was designed to connect with the Chinese-Australian community that remains under-represented in mainstream literary education, organisations and publications.

This project builds on a number of interactions that Writers Victoria has had with China and Chinese-Australian writers, including: hosting the Asian-Pacific Writers Forum at the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival (August 2014) and our participation in the 2014 Marco Polo Festival of Digital Literature in Melbourne and Beijing (August and September 2014).

If you are from a Chinese-Australian background and are interested in writing, we’d love to know:

  • What you’re writing?
  • What literary organisations, groups and networks you’re already connected with?
  • Have you had any of your work published in Australian or Chinese journals or websites?
  • What you need to help your writing career?

For more information, contact: Wing Yi Chan, Diverse Writers CHINA Project Officer, on 03 9094 7842 (Mondays) or email Wing Yi.

The D-Writers China project is made possible by the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature Office.