Centre for Writers and Writing

Centre for Writers and Writing is a centre focussed on the research and practice of writing, both creative and critical. Our centre provides a research space for the nexus between creative and critical writing, and an interface between critics and practitioners. It also provides a hub for potential writers-in-residence, for visiting Australian and international writers and for critical practices including literary journalism and book reviewing. Our Centre engages with the Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, and the Wheeler Centre for Books, Ideas and Writing, and it hosts Monash’s creative writing journal Verge.

Among our current members are some of Australia’s leading scholars and practitioners of literary scholarship and creative writing, and our past guest speakers and collaborators have included some of the world’s and Australia’s most important and most exciting literary thinkers and authors, including Homi Bhabha, Wole Soyinka, Alexis Wright, Robert Young, Bill Ashcroft, Adam Shoemaker, Maureen Freely, David Morely, Serenella Iovino, Trevor Harris, Elleke Boehmer, Frank Sculze-Engler, Sissy Helff, Tapati Gupta, Jewell Parker Rose, Stephen Muecke, Kim Scott, Robert Drewe, Janette Turner Hospital, Gig Ryan, Tony Birch, Jeff Sparrow, Meg Mundell, Jessica L. Wilkinson, Peter Goldworthy, John Mateer and Tariro Mavondo. We focus on work by established as well as emerging Australian and international authors, including fiction writers, poets and writers of creative non-fiction.