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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.

Many thanks to everyone who completed our annual member surveys earlier this year.

We use the surveys to support and improve the work that we do, develop new project ideas, and make sure our program is responding to the needs of our members and writing community.

Who are our members?

Surveys were completed by 180 members (2015; 185), 259 lapsed members (2015; 18) and 72 non-members (2015; 36). These 180 member responses represent approximately 5.29% of our total membership base of 3,400 members.

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Once again, Writers Victoria will be holding a Subscriber-thon for the whole month of October 2016.

Everyone who joins or renews their membership in October goes into the draw to win our amazing major, weekly and daily prizes including 2 nights’ accommodation at the Schaller Studio in Bendigo.

Check out the 39 prizes on offer...

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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 Victoria is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition.

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Peril's bloggers in residence Allison Chan and Xia Cui share this extract from the 2016 Chinese Writers Festival...

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We are thrilled that our Cells for Writers at Old Melbourne Gaol made an appearance in a recent episode of ABC's 'Bookish'. The episode invites viewers to walk the streets of inner city Melbourne with Myfanwy Jones, with visits to her writing rooms (including our Cells!) as she discusses writing 'Leap', her Miles Franklin-shortlisted novel. You can watch the episode on ABC iView

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The full program has been released for next week’s Chinese Writers Festival in Melbourne.

The bilingual festival will feature a number of international and local writers, including Chekhov Literature Award winner Lei Tao (Xi'an), Xu Xi (New York / Hong Kong), Alice Pung (‘Growing up Asian in Australia’), Ouyang Yu (‘The English Class’), Belinda Jiang (‘Blossom in Australia’) and Wang Ruobing (‘Our Family’s Women’).

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 starkly different strands of Chinese literature will feature at this year’s Chinese Writers Festival, which promises to spark thought-provoking discussions on the reading of contemporary China.