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Society of Women Writers Victoria Inc. (1970 - )

From
1970
Occupations
Arts organisation
Alternative Names
  • Society of Women Writers (Australia) Victorian Branch
Website
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~swwvic/

Summary

The Society of Women Writers Victoria Inc. was formed in 1970 with the aim of drawing together women engaged in writing. By 1971 the society claimed 35 members and in 1973 it began producing its own newsletter. By 1974 membership increased to over 80. Initially affiliated with the existing Society of Women Writers in New South Wales, in 1980 a federal body, The Society of Women Writers (Australia), was formed with the state societies becoming branches. In 2000 the federal body was disbanded and the state socieies became independent incorporated bodies.

As of 2004 the Society's website described its aims and activities thus:
'The main aim of SWWV is to draw together women engaged in the writing profession and to strengthen ties between women writers in Australia and overseas. SWWV seeks to do this by the regular conduct of: workshops, poetry and prose readings, seminars, conferences, book launches and literary competitions.' It also runs postal workshops.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~swwvic/.

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