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Maria Tumarkin

The State of the (Writing) Nation is an annual address from a prominent Australian writer. It's a chance to reflect on what's happening, and where we're heading, in Australian literature and publishing. 

This year, Maria Tumarkin will give the address. Tumarkin is the author of four books, including the multi-award-winning creative non-fiction work, 'Axiomatic', and is a recipient of the prestigious 2020 Windham Campbell Prize. 

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Now in its sixth year, the Deborah Cass Writing Prize is pleased to announce the 2020 shortlist of ten works by emerging writers from a migrant background. In a brief statement, the shortlisting judges said that once again they were moved and impressed by the quality of the stories.

At Writers Victoria, October means our annual Subscriberthon!

2021 Hazel Rowley Fellowship opens

 

Applications are now open for the 2021 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship.

Now in its tenth year, the Fellowship established to commemorate the life, ideas and writing of Hazel Rowley (1951–2011) will award $15,000 to an Australian writer to support the research and development of a new biographical work.

Write-ability will be Storming the City in 2021-2022, thanks to City of Melbourne funding.  

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Lucy Hamilton as Writers Victoria’s new CEO.

Lucy comes to Writers Victoria from Express Media, where she has been the General Manager and CEO for the past three years. Prior to this, she was the Partnerships Coordinator at Regional Arts Victoria.

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We were shocked to hear the news that our friends and collaborators at Writing NSW are set to lose their ongoing state government funding at the end of this year, as part of a decision by Create NSW to grant just 5% of long-term arts funding to literature. This decision leaves Writing NSW at risk of being unable to continue their work past the end of this year, when their current contract expires.

With the recent news that current director of Writers Victoria Angela Savage will be taking up the position of CEO at Public Libraries Victoria (read more here), we are excited to open applications for the role of CEO of Writers Victoria.

Dr. Angela Savage

Writers Victoria would like to express our heartfelt congratulations and support to our CEO Dr Angela Savage, who has today been announced as the inaugural CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.

Angela has been a strong and steadfast advocate for writers in Victoria, demonstrating commitment to the craft of writing, and supporting writers at all stages of their writing careers and journeys. Her clear vision, development, and delivery of Writers Victoria’s varied offerings over the past three years have created a thriving community.

Writers Victoria is excited to announce our 2020 Write-ability Fellows. Since 2013, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, we have recognised five outstanding writers with disability annually as part of the Write-ability Fellowship Program

This year, for the first time, we are awarding seven Write-ability Fellowships.