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First recipients of Writers Victoria’s women of colour development series announced

The inaugural recipients of Writers Victoria’s opportunities for women writers of colour and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been announced.

The recipients of bursaries to attend Writers Victoria workshops are:

  • Maxime Banks
  • Dawn Nguyen
  • Amani Gunawardana
  • Christine Sun

Writers offered paid commissions to write pieces for upcoming issues of The Victorian Writer are:

  • CB Mako
  • Devana Shivani Senanayake

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Writers Victoria announced the program earlier this year. The program, which is funded by an anonymous donation, ‘aims to reduce barriers and increase publication and professional development opportunities for women of colour in Victoria’.

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