Read Up is about reading towards empowerment. It is a map for young people aged 15–24 to help guide their thinking about things that matter: sexuality, relationships, gender, minds and bodies, and diverse cultures.
Write Up delivers specifically designed programs for small groups of young people who are currently outside of the traditional education system. These unique residential events seek to foster confidence and a sense of belonging, and to equip participants with the skills and self-belief to share their own stories.
The Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival showcases the rich diversity of genres in which contemporary Australian women writers explore issues of personal, social and political concern.
Read Dr Susan Carland‘s inspiring keynote speech at the 2017 Stella Prize Award Night, held at the Arts Centre in Melbourne on the evening of 18 April.
Read the full speech given by Chair of Judges Brenda Walker at 2017 Stella Prize Award Night, announcing the winner.
Read the full transcript of Heather Rose‘s beautiful acceptance speech upon winning the 2017 Stella Prize.
Cory Taylor’s Dying: A Memoir is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize. It was written in the space of a few weeks before Cory’s death from cancer in July 2016. To honour her shortlisting and celebrate the book, Cory’s friend Kristina Olsson shares this reflection.
Heather Rose is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize for her novel The Museum of Modern Love. In this special Stella interview, Heather discusses the murky line between fact and fiction, the power of art, and what it feels like when a character in your book gives you feedback.
Writer Shu-Ling Chua reflects on sex, rules, and respect in her response to the provocation No One Way To Be Asian in Australia.
Catherine de Saint Phalle is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize for her memoir of her parents, Poum and Alexandre. In this special Stella interview, Catherine discusses shifting from writing fiction to nonfiction, being mentored by books, and the differences (and similarities) between French and Australian literary culture.
Emerging writer Sanna Wei responds to the provocation ‘No One Way To Be Asian In Australia’ with a story of family, love and hard choices.
Maxine Beneba Clarke is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize for her memoir The Hate Race. In this special Stella interview, Maxine shares some thoughts about the process of memoir-writing, the pull of the poetic form, and what it’s really like to write while female.
Comics artist and illustrator Rachel Ang responds to the provocation “No One Way To Be Asian In Australia” with a comic about racism, relationships and awakenings.
Georgia Blain‘s final novel, Between a Wolf and a Dog, was published in 2016 and shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize. To honour her shortlisting and celebrate the novel, Georgia’s friend and fellow writer Tegan Bennett Daylight shares a reflection.
Join us for a celebration of Australian women’s writing and the fifth year of the Stella Prize, with long and shortlisted Stella Prize authors and judges, past and present.
Following the announcement of the Stella Prize, Sophie Cunningham will speak with chair of the 2017 judging panel Brenda Walker, this year’s winner, and other shortlisted authors.
What is the danger in presenting a single story of a culture or group of people? How can we push back against cultural stereotypes and generalisations of what it means to grow up Asian in Australia?
Featuring Rebecca Lim, Alice Pung and Leanne Hall, ‘No One Way to be Asian in Australia’ will address the need for diversity rather than tokenism if we are to truly understand the experiences of those around us.
At this special schools event, writers Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Alison Whittaker and Holly Throsby will each present a piece of new writing that empowers women’s bodies.
This Christmas, align the idea of giving with that of active cultural change.
Our Pushback blog series offers a space for alternative voices that reject bigotry, fear and Islamophobia in Australia. Now, we’ve compiled a list of resources and further reading to encourage deeper consideration and greater understanding of the complex intersections between faith, identity and feminism.
In the final instalment of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Hannah Donnelly unpacks the denial of colonialism in Australian culture and explores pathways to meaningful solidarity.
In the latest instalment of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Stella Schools Ambassador Sarah Ayoub argues that our ability to see one another clearly is restricted by stereotypes – and that Australian young adult fiction is fighting back, providing more diverse stories for a new generation.
As part of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Demet Divaroren argues that storytelling is an exploration of what makes us human, and that words have the capacity to shatter stereotypes.
2015 Stella Count Survey consultative committee member Jasmeet Sahi discusses power, gender, and the ways in which what we write and how that writing is received are impacted by aspects of our identity.
In her latest Stella Schools Blog guest post, writer and reviewer Danielle Binks asks us to take another look at the role of mothers in YA.
The 2017 Stella Prize is now open for entries, and the latest Stella Count has been released.
Baileys Prize Winner Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-formed Thing) and 2016 Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood (The Natural Way of Things) will join Stella’s Executive Director Aviva Tuffield this year at the Melbourne Writers Festival in a conversation about literary prizes and the women who win them.
Win a copy of Charlotte Wood‘s 2016 Stella Prize-winning novel, The Natural Way of Things, and more.
In the lead-up to Girls Write Up, we asked some of our speakers to look back on their teenage years and share a piece of advice that they wish they could give to their 16-year-old selves.
Learn about the impact the Stella Prize has had across the literary community through the eyes of five individuals who have watched its progress.