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06 September 2022

Enter E.W. Cole's magical Book Arcade

Meet Melbourne's very own Willy Wonka and his famous Book Arcade - a place of entertainment, imagination, and hope!

26 August 2022

In conversation with Children's Literature Fellow Juliet Miranda Rowe

We caught up with 2022 Children's Literature Fellow Juliet Miranda Rowe to hear about their career path so far, and any words of wisdom they have for our Student members.

23 August 2022

A review of the Science at the Library event

This year for National Science Week, we hosted a special event celebrating how vital science is in our work at State Library Victoria.

17 August 2022

Follow the fellows: Creative Fellow, Donna Kendrigan

Join us as we trace the journey of Creative Fellow Donna Kendrigan, an animator working with traditional stop-motion techniques.

A long-haired, smiling woman in overalls holds up a sign saying 'A good idea'
16 August 2022

Resources for new & emerging writers

New and emerging writers will want to check out these opportunities for further learning, publishing, prizes and fellowships, and other avenues to explore as you take your brave next steps.

11 August 2022

Fellowships Information Night recap

Learn more about the 2023 Fellowships Program.

22 July 2022

Kate Just on knitting and feminism

We caught up with feminist artist Kate Just to explore the personal narratives and political themes in her knitting projects.

11 July 2022

Saying goodbye to The Burke & Wills Research Gateway (DIG)

The Burke & Wills Research Gateway website has been retired. Here's how you can access the content and where to go from now.

08 July 2022

Slam poetry with Maxine Beneba Clarke: Teen Writing Bootcamp

Maxine shares some tips and reflections from her Teen Writing Bootcamp sessions.

01 July 2022

Non-fiction writing with Leah Jing McIntosh: Teen Writing Bootcamp

Writer Leah Jing McIntosh explored the art of non-fiction writing with a group of talented young teens.

14 June 2022

In conversation with Creative Fellow Veisinia Tonga

We caught up with 2022 Creative Fellow Veisinia Tonga to hear about her career path so far, and any words of wisdom she has for current students.

06 June 2022

Screenwriting with Nova Weetman: Teen Writing Bootcamp

Writer Nova Weetman explored the art of screenwriting with a group of talented young teens.