Strategic plan 2017-2020 (updated December 2016)

This strategic plan has been developed to help Writers Victoria to grow membership and extend the reach of programs, participants, audiences and impact.
Discussion paper

Publishing's diversity deficit

The second CAMEo Cuts examines questions around diversity within the UK’s publishing industry. With a specific focus on BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) participation as publishers, authors, readers, or featuring within books, Claire Squires comments on how UK publishing presents a ‘diversity deficit’. This...

Visiting international publishers (VIPs) program: longitudinal evaluation 2011-2016

The Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) program was developed to facilitate Australian publishers’ access to international markets and audiences for Australian writers by promoting rights sales.

Literature in the 21st Century: Understanding models of support for literary fiction

This report, which was commissioned and funded by Arts Council England, looks at the position of literary fiction today.

(Re)writing pathways: Oral tradition, written tradition, and identity construction in Kanaky/Nouvelle-Calédonie = Chemins de la réécriture : tradition orale, tradition écrite et construction identitaire en Kanaky/Nouvelle-Calédonie

Set against the background of a Kanaky/Nouvelle-Calédonie moving towards a future of increasing autonomy with the possibility of independence under the 1998 Noumea Agreement, this thesis maps the pathways of the story of Le Chef et le lézard, found in a number of Kanak oral...

Renegotiating stereotypes: representations of the Pacific woman in Selina Tusitala Marsh's and Tusiata Avia's poetry

How do cultural stereotypes change? The following thesis addresses this question by examining how repetition and reiteration of cultural stereotypes in Selina Tusitala Marsh's and Tusiata Avia's poetry enables cultural stereotypes of the Pacific woman's body to be reframed. Recognising developments in technology and art...

Nā Mo'okū'auhau Holowa'a: Native Hawaiian women's stories of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle'a

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the lived experiences of contemporary Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) women voyagers and navigators from the double hulled sailing canoe Hōkūle'a. The research is unique because it addresses the historical and contemporary gaps in scholarly texts and publications...

Stitching to the back-bone: A Cook Islands literary tivaivai

This thesis produces a survey of Anglophone Cook Islands literature and from it, recognises some key Cook Islands literary aesthetics. The rationale for this thesis rests on the considerable contributions Cook Islands writers have made to the wider Pacific literary field during the formative years...

Second Ave

Second Ave is an Adult fiction novel set during a decade in the surly 1970s in a grunty little neighbourhood in Auckland. Dad reckons he’s living in paradise cause he’s moved the family to Second Ave where the Tip Top Bread Factory and the Kiwi...

The war on sprawl

Australia was born urban and quickly became suburban. Almost as quickly, the idea of the suburb – the location of the Great Australian Dream – began to attract its enemies, here and across the Western world. At first, though, the enemies of the suburb were...