Regional writers invited to Melbourne for two days of literary events

Are you a writer, or part of a literature organisation in regional Victoria?

Regional Arts Victoria and City of Literature are partnering to present two literature events in October.

The forum will be a one day networking event where you will have the opportunity to hear from artists and arts workers working in the field. Speakers from across the state will include festivals and writers sharing their stories of success and challenge.

In this one day event you will:

  • Meet and connect with other writers and literary programmers from across the state
  • Hear inspiring stories from people that have successfully set up literary festivals and groups
  • Hear from writers about the challenges and opportunities they face when working in regional Victoria

Forum Details
Date: Thursday 20 October 2016
Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Time: 10.00am–4.00pm
Cost: FREE but bookings are essential. A light lunch will be provided
RSVP: to Lucy Hamilton or (03) 9644 1813 by Monday 17 October.
Please specify any dietary or access requirements

Speakers include:

The round table will be a facilitated session for writers’ festivals and literary programmers across Victoria to sit down and talk about challenges and opportunities, as well as an occasion to learn from and share with each other.

Roundtable Details
Friday 21 October
Time: TBC
Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Cost: FREE but bookings are essential
RSVP: Please register via the City of Literature

The City of Literature, via Regional Arts Victoria, is also offering a subsidy program for those who may require financial assistance to attend both sessions. Applications will closed Wednesday 21 September and applicants will be notified of the outcome by Tuesday 27 September.

Image: Nicholas Jones, Book Sculptor, at May Regional Cultural Forum 2016, photo by Samantha Butterworth