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

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.

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Two full weeks of writing workshops kick off in July with the annual Writers Vic Winter School. 

The program includes a little something for everybody... 

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Writers Victoria, Australia Chinese Writers Festival and Yarra Libraries are proud to present a new Chinese Writers Festival to be held on Sunday 28th August 2016 at Richmond Library.

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On Saturday 2 July 2016, Australians will head to the polls to cast our votes in the Federal election.

Here's a summary of what might be in store for writers, readers and the literary sector to help #AusVotesArts

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.

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WVs Write-ability program was highly commended at the 2016 Victorian Disability Awards ceremony yesterday for excellence in cultural and social access.

Over the last four years, Write-ability has provided accessible literary activities, opportunities and commissions for people with disability in Melbourne and Geelong. You can read more about ...

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Find it difficult to attend writing events? Writers Victoria is proud to announce a new suite of online writing clinics, webinars, courses and more.

Our Season 2 program includes another five email correspondence clinics running from July to December 2016.

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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.

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Writers Victoria's annual program is developed in response to the needs of more than 3,200 members from across the state.

Want more romance in your (writing) life? Fancy trying your hand at writing a musical? Need advice on character development or getting started on your novel? All you need to do is let us know…

What do you want? What do you love? What do you think could be improved? This 15-minute survey is a great way to have your say.

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Late last month, the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission released its draft report on Intellectual Property Arrangements.

Two of the Commission's recommendations present some of the biggest challenges ever faced by Australia’s writers, readers and literary organisations:

  • That Australia should allow the parallel importation of books.
  • That Australia should adopt US-style ‘fair use’ copyright exceptions.