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What’s on in February: Resident Organisation Round Up

Check out the latest events and opportunities from the wide range of writing and arts organisations inside the Wheeler Centre.

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As the centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, we are host to some fantastic arts and culture organisations.

Within the Wheeler Centre building lives Australian Poetry, Blak & Bright, Melbourne City of Literature Office, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Express Media, Freeplay Independent Games Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, PEN Melbourne, the Small Press Network and Writers Victoria. Beneath the Wheeler Centre you can enjoy a European culinary escape at Italian inspired restaurant The Moat.

Discover what’s coming up in February 2024 for these organisations below. 

 

The Melbourne City of Literature Office

Partnering with the Melbourne City of Literature Office, Writers Victoria is running a panel called Let’s Talk About… UNESCO City of Literature Residencies. In this online panel, writers Shu-Ling Chua, Ronnie Scott and Oslo Davis will share their experiences of these residencies, and tips on crafting strong applications, while Damjan Zorc will offer insight from a residency organiser’s perspective. Grab your livestream tickets for 6.30pm, Wednesday 21 February. 

 

Emerging Writers Festival

Expressions of interest open this month for the Emerging Writer’s Festival’s new Festival Focus Group. In 2024, EWF is moving away from its Program Advisory Committee, towards a Festival Focus Group online and in real life for community consultation. This is so they can consult with multiple people, offer each participant an honorarium of $75.00 and provide some simple catering for the in-person attendees Expressions of interest are open from Feb 5 and meetings will be 6pm AEST/AEDT on March 13, May 8 and July 10. Find out more and apply here. 

 

Writers Victoria

The Established Author Forum returns in 2024! Part creative development, part networking, part writing group, the forum features in-depth lectures from writers Cate Kennedy, Jane Harrison and Melanie Cheng, as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions about their work and your own. After each lecture, share wins, frustrations, opportunities and industry developments within a social setting. Running 6.30pm on 29 February, 13 June, 24 October, 21 November, you can learn more and book in on the Writers Victoria website now. 

Writer’s Victoria first season of the year also features Online Feedback Clinics. Focused on writing short stories, children’s books, creative non-fiction and poetry, these clinics are available from February 10. If you’re just starting out, sign up for a workshop. If you’d like specific, personalised feedback on your writing from the tutor, sign up for the feedback rounds. For the full experience, sign up for both.  

 

The Wheeler Centre

We are currently hiring for a casual Visitor Services Officer. Based at The Wheeler Centre, The Visitor Services Officer is responsible for a range of customer-focused tasks, providing front-end customer service to all visitors, whether via email, phone, or in person, and to maintain an efficient and welcoming reception and/or event area. Reporting to the Database and Ticketing Manager, the role supports the ticketing and Front of House team at events by handling ticket bookings, inquiries and other duties as required. 

For full details, key selection criteria and application instructions, please download the position description here. Confidential enquiries about this role can be made to Courtney Percy, Database & Ticketing Manager, at courtney.percy@wheelercentre.com.

Applications close 12 noon on Monday 12 February.

 

The Moat

Romance is in the air at The Moat this Valentine’s Day. Delight your partner with beautiful Italian cuisine as you enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival, followed by a romantic three course meal. Book now to ensure you don’t miss out! 

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