Rotunda in the West

Rotunda in the West - conversations with Australian writers.

Join us: pause for an evening, savour a glass of wine and ponder the craft of writing in conversation with some of Australia's brightest writing minds. 

Rotunda in the West is an innovative series presented by Victoria Polytechnic's 22091VIC - Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing course.

Rotunda in the West is the best kind of community night - come on in, whomever you are!

You'll meet former students, who come to remember just what it was they loved about our course. You'll often witness teachers and students take on the stage. You might meet people you work with, live near or have admired upon a book cover.

Past guests

Rotunda in the West has featured a range of guests from the worlds of literature, sport, politics, television, journalism and theatre including:

Journalist, teacher and author Alice Pung at a previous Rotunda in the West event

Hannie Rayson, playwright and travel writer, at a previous Rotunda in the West

  • Alice Pung
  • Arnold Zable
  • Dorothy Porter
  • Greg Baum
  • John Clarke
  • Hannie Rayson
  • Helen Garner
  • Martin Flanagan
  • Michael Cathcart
  • Michael Leunig
  • Nicola Roxon
  • Ramona Koval
  • Raimond Gaita
  • Sian Prior
  • Tim Costello.

Our spiritual home has been the VU Bar at Victoria University's Footscray Park Campus - a gorgeous secret spot overlooking the Maribyrnong and Melbourne skyline.

Occasionally we like to wander around the west - down to Williamstown, out to Werribee or into Sunshine.

As part of the Footscray University Town project, some of our events will be based at VU at MetroWest.

Some highlights over the years

Check out some of the events we've hosted over the years: 

Contact us

Professional Writing and Editing
Email: lucia.nardo@vu.edu.au

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