Australia’s oldest literary society marks 125th anniversary
A century after the founding of the literary community, the Victorian Writers’ Association has marked its 125th anniversary by launching its most celebrated event.
The annual convention has been held for more than 100 years in the city of Melbourne, with a total of 600,000 attendees attending at different times over the last century.
While the annual gathering of writers will no doubt be the focus of most Victorian writers who celebrate their 125th, a new celebration was launched at the association’s new campus, featuring its inaugural event, The Birthday of the Writer, this week.
The theme of this year’s event is “50 Years of Writing”, and is intended as a unique way to celebrate the great literary community as it stands today.
The birthday is celebrated as one of the more appropriate times to mark the founding of the literary community, when writers were born in the year 1900 to a generation of writers like Robert Burns and Henry James.
In the Victorian writers’ world, writing was a way to explore the world around us and create novel concepts, while also developing skills in new areas of literature and technology, as the first two novels were about technology at the time.
For the new event, the association commissioned a panel of writers to reflect on how writing helped define 바카라사이트the modern literary world.
But this year’s panel was more experimental and considered “what happens when all the writing takes place in the digital age.”
An idea that had its genesis over 30 years ago.
The group of writers asked for writers of today “to write from the digital age rather than, well, it’s old age,” according to the organisers.
The panel also included Melbourne writer Sam Woodall, who has dedicated his life to creating new language for children’s texts, and who created the first-ever language that allows parents to read their children’s stories to their children on the go.
Mr Gere, the only known active and former member of the Victorian Writers’ Association to have died today, died at the age of 90 in June.
A selection of the inaugural event highlights the significance of the birthday.
“You could go to the funeral on Sunday morning and be on hand as many as two million people could be there to get to know their dead writer, their father and family member,” the group said.