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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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Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in the inaugural Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail project.

Running alongside the popular Arts Trail on 12-13 August, the new initiative will provide writers with a unique opportunity to actively engage with local artists and use their work as a source of inspiration for creative writing.

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Thanks to a recent donation, Writers Victoria will be running a series of professional development opportunities for women writers of colour and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women over the next year.

The program aims to reduce barriers and increase publication and professional development opportunities for women of colour and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Victoria.

It will include paid commissions, bursaries to attend a range of Writers Victoria courses, and a free training session for established writers on how to run writing workshops.

Applications are now open for the inaugural Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund.

The new national professional development opportunity for Australian literary professionals has been made possible by the generous support of The Myer Foundation.

Named in honour of writer Neilma Sidney (1922-2015), the travel fund recognises the unique value of travel in the development of new writing and literary careers.

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Writers Victoria's annual program is developed in response to the needs of nearly 3,500 members from across the state (and beyond).

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.

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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Australian literary professionals will be able to follow their storylines around the country and overseas following the announcement of a new travel fund.

Opening for applications in July 2017, the inaugural Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund will provide inspiration and practical support to emerging, midcareer and established writers, editors, agents, publishers, librarians, booksellers and other literary professionals.

School's back and we’re 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 your brand...

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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.

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!