WITH YOU WE CAN LET OUR LEADERS IN PARLIAMENT KNOW HOW MUCH IT MATTERS
Western Australia's writing and publishing sector has nurtured many nationally and internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators, and produced hundreds of books that have been honoured with countless awards and nominations. Think of Academy Award-winner Shaun Tan; of four-time Miles Franklin Award-winner Tim Winton and two-time Miles Franklin Award-winner Kim Scott; of Prime Minister's Award-winners Stephen Daisley, Joan London, Sally Morgan and Meg McKinlay; of internationally recognised illustrators Chris Nixon and Kyle Hughes-Odgers; of nationally and internationally best-selling authors Paul Carter (2 million books sold world-wide), of Rachael Johns (ranked 9th on the Australian Fiction best-seller lists for 2015/16); and of Brooke Davis (whose debut novel has been sold into 35 countries). And this is to name just a few.
The success of Western Australia's writing and publishing culture is reliant on individual practitioners (writers, illustrators, editors, manuscript assessors, designers, and so on) being supported by a network of not-for-profit organisations (writers centres and groups, festivals, representative bodies) and commercial entities (publishers, book shops, distributors, other service providers).
The future success of the Western Australia writing and publishing sector is also reliant on appropriate State Government policy and investment.
Please visit this page to find out more about:
- the Current Funding Situation;
- Why writingWA was not recommended for funding;
- the Writing Sector Review;
- an Opportunity for the Sector;
- the Case for an Independent Peak Body; and
- the Next Steps WITH YOU (actions you can take) including our petition on Change.org: Invest in WA writing and publishing
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