Happy summer holidays

Monday, December 19, 2016
Writers Victoria

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The Writers Vic team would like to wish all our members, writers, partners and friends a very happy new year.

We'll be taking a break from Friday 23 December to Monday 9 January, but you can still join or renew your membership or check out our Season 1 workshop program on our website. (And don't forget, a Writers Victoria membership is a great way to inspire and support your literary loved one all year round. With memberships starting from just $50 a year, your Secret Santa will receive every edition of The Victorian Writer magazine and get huge discounts on all our courses.)

Over our summer hols, we'll be looking forward to getting a head start on our new year writing resolutions with 14 days of workshops at the Writers Vic Summer School in January, as well as trying out some new ways to learn online, and using our writing tools to help address the issue of climate change.

Our 2017 program will aim to celebrate the value of words in the world - both through how we recognise the impact of our literary community and by highlighting the different ways that writers can develop their craft (and make a living in the process). The program includes activities for beginners, emerging and more established writers, with courses for TV and YouTube writers, poets and memoirists, short-storytellers, literary fiction writers and more. As usual, the program will bring together an inspirational group of professional writers and industry experts, including Maxine Beneba Clarke, AS Patric, Alice Pung and Dave O'Neil. And it will showcase and support all sorts of writers from all over the State (and beyond), with events confirmed in Geelong, Sale and Woodend (with more to follow).

If you're looking for writerly inspiration over the summer, there are more than 1,000 pages of writing and publishing resources for all sorts of writers on this website. Or you can check out what we're up to on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

We wish you all the very best of the season. And we hope you find space for your words in the world this writing year.