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Wilson appointed ACT Writers Centre CEO

The ACT Writers Centre (ACTW) has appointed arts and writing advocate Meg Wilson as CEO.

Wilson has been acting as interim director since February 2020, following the departure of former director Paul Bissett, and has been formally in the CEO role from 4 December 2020.

‘After an extensive national, competitive hiring process, we’re thrilled to appoint Meg Wilson as CEO of ACT Writers,’ said ACTW chair Sophie Mannix of the appointment. ‘Meg is an experienced arts administrator who has expertly managed the Centre through the turbulent period marked by Covid-19. She also brings strong networks from within Canberra’s literary community, a passion for advocating for writers from all backgrounds, and a vibrant vision for the future of the Australian arts sector.’

Wilson said her focus would remain on ensuring inclusivity, stability and excellent creative programming for ACTW.

‘I am so excited to continue working with the incredibly talented and dedicated team at ACT Writers to produce quality programs that foster creative and professional development, serve as a reputable conduit between writers and the publishing sector and demonstrate the impact writers’ centres can have on the broader arts ecology’, said Wilson. ‘ACTW has recalibrated its focus in order to serve the sector’s evolving needs. We’re increasing the amount of professional development opportunities and pathways for writers available online, as well as significantly increasing the diversity of our program experts and facilitators. Increasing and improving accessibility to our resources and offerings in all forms is a priority moving forward.’


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