New & emerging writers
The Next Big Thing
Hot Desk Edition #2
In this edition of the Next Big Thing, hear works-in-progress from our second company of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellows of 2017. Christopher Bryant, Koraly Dimitriadis, Elizabeth Flux, Lou Heinrich, Jordi Kerr, Tim McGuire and Mia Slater will share from the projects they’ve worked on over the past ten weeks inside the Wheeler Centre.
Books and Ideas at Montalto
The Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript has an impressive track record for unearthing major literary talent. The winner of the 2016 Award, Melanie Cheng, joined an outstanding alumni, including Graeme Simsion (The Rosie Project), Maxine Beneba Clarke (Foreign Soil) and Jane Harper (The Dry).
Cheng’s winning work, Australia Day, is…
Working with Words: Amie Batalibasi
Amie Batalibasi is an award-winning writer and filmmaker and the recipient of this year's prestigious Merata Mita Fellowship from the Sundance Institute. She's now working on the screenplay for her debut feature film, Blackbird, on the history of Australia's sugar slaves. We spoke with Amie about Sundance, stories from the Solomon…
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2017: Introducing the Fellows (round three)
Get to know the writers and projects from our third round of 2017 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2017: Introducing the Fellows (round two)
Today, we welcome a fresh cohort of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellows to the building. Find out about the projects and writers of our second intake for 2017.
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Further With the Moneyed Crowd
By Lisa Dempster
Crowdfunding is a new form of fundraising - a way of raising money to fund a private venture, allowing individuals or organisations to conceptualise, fund and run their own projects. For the literary industry, that might mean a writer raising money to assist in the research phase of their work, or a publisher creating capital to print or distribute their titles.
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