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The Stella Prize Goes to School
Nearly 70% of Victoria’s Year 12 English texts are by male authors. And Australian women writers are still underrepresented in many arenas. How will the next generation of women see writing as a career that’s equally for them? And what about the next generation of readers?
To change this culture and inspire students – boys and girls alike – the Stella Prize has developed its own schools program. There are school visits by notable Australian writers, educators and publishers; hands-on writing workshops; teaching notes on all Stella Prize shortlisted books; professional development sessions for educators, and more.
Join Cate Kennedy, Tony Birch, Leanne Hall, and Bec Kavanagh for the launch, where they talk about gender bias in reading, writing and choosing literature for students to study.
Presented by the Wheeler Centre and The Stella Prize.