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Raising Voices for Writing

Friday 2nd December / presented by James Hall

WA has proved to be a fertile ground for producing nationally and internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators.

Shaun Tan, Tim Winton, Kim Scott and Sally Morgan are just a few examples.

Practitioners in the sector are currently supported by a network of non-profit organisations and commercial entities.

However, sustainability of these careers and the sector is also reliant on State Government investment, and that’s in trouble.

WritingWA is an independent peak body organisation, they’ve launched a campaign to address funding issues in the sector.

WritingWA board member Alecia Hancock joined Artbeat to discuss more about the issue.

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