The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Jessica White is the author of the novels 'A Curious Intimacy' and 'Entitlement', and a hybrid memoir about deafness, 'Hearing Maud'.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Tim Ferguson is a comedian, director, screenwriter and author of comedy screenwriting manual ‘The Cheeky Monkey’.


 

Jessica Healy Walton leads a Writeablity forum

Writers Victoria, in collaboration with Mornington Peninsula Shire and Peninsula Writers Club, is delighted to announce the resumption of Writeability Goes Local: Mornington Peninsula following a 12 month delay due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This exciting new writing program for writers with disability is funded by Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Writers Victoria is proud to partner with LIMINAL and Pantera Press for the LIMINAL & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize. Read on for a full media release from Pantera Press, or read over on the Pantera Press website:

 

Want the chance to meet other writers in the Writers Victoria community?

To have a say in who runs your peak body?

Go in the draw for a free book?

Whatever your motivation, Writers Victoria is delighted to welcome members to our Annual General Meeting for the 2020 Calendar Year, to be held on Wednesday 21 April 2021 at 6pm (via Zoom).

 

Meeting Agenda

A banner that says Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

Writers Victoria is pleased to announce that applications for Round 6 of the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund will open on 1 April 2021.

Mandy Sayer

On Wednesday 3 March, in front of a large audience at Adelaide Writers’ Week, Mandy Sayer was announced as winner of the 2021 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship.

Mandy Sayer was awarded $15,000 for her proposed biography of Australian silent filmmakers the McDonagh sisters, Paulette, Isabelle, and Phyllis. Between 1926 and 1933 the three sisters wrote, produced and directed the films, while one of them acted in the main roles.

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Donna Ward established the micro-press Inkerman & Blunt, and ‘Indigo Journal of Western Australian Writing’. Her prose has appeared nationally and internationally, and her memoir is ‘She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster’s Meditations on Life’ (Allen & Unwin 2020). For more visit donna-ward.com.au


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Marisa Wikramanayake is a freelance journalist, editor and writer currently based on Kulin land in Victoria. You can read her crime fiction at patreon.com/marisa.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Kirsten Tranter’s most recent novel is ‘Hold’ (2016), longlisted for the Miles Franklin and Voss literary awards. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.