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27/05/2017: Defying Expectations @ SWF

It’s hard to believe that award-winning authors J.C. Burke, Amie Kaufman and Mariko Tamaki still have to battle stereotypes in their books and their careers. Join these authors as they look at the future of women in YA literature.


19/5/16: Women writing place @ Tarneit Public Library

Join Stella Schools Ambassadors Simmone Howell and Ellie Marney, and Stella Schools Program Coordinator, Bec Kavanagh, as they discuss writing place, through the lens of being a female writer.


17/3/16: The Stella Prize in Conversation @ Noted Festival

Stella Schools Ambassador Simmone Howell, and Stella Schools Program Coordinator, Bec Kavanagh, will talk about the need to maintain recognition of outstanding women’s writing.


18/2/16: Stella Schools Program WA launch @ Perth Writers Festival

The Stella Prize Schools Program is launching in Western Australia with a panel discussion at the Perth Writers Festival Schools Day.


Stella Schools Program NSW launch: Watch the video

On 9 September 2015, the Stella Prize celebrated the NSW launch of the Stella Prize Schools Program with an event at the Sydney Story Factory.


If Maxine Ruled the Wild Things

Stella Prize Schools Program Coordinator Bec Kavanagh looks at how the gender of the picture book characters we grow up with can shape the future we imagine for ourselves.


Why we need diverse books in Australian schools

Stella Prize Schools Coordinator Bec Kavanagh discusses the need for diverse books in an Australian context, and offers some suggested reading recommendations.


22/8/15: Stella at Melbourne Writers Festival: Girls’ Books vs. Boys’ Books

Myke Bartlett, Danielle Binks and Sally Rippin explore how books can open up the world, rather than close it off along gender lines, in conversation with Bec Kavanagh.


25/8/15: Clare Wright at the MWF Schools’ Program: We Are the Rebels

Think you know the Eureka Stockade story? Think again. With new research and historical perspectives, Clare Wright reveals how women were crucial to this pivotal moment in Australian democracy.


9/9/15: Stella Schools Program NSW Launch

Join us for a very special free event to celebrate the launch of the Stella Schools Program in NSW.


17/3/15: Stella Prize Schools Program – Selecting texts for the English classroom

Join the VCAA, VATE and the Stella Prize for a lively conversation about texts, text selection and why it matters.

The Stella Prize Schools Program

Watch the Stella Schools Program launch video

The Stella Prize Schools Program commenced in Term 3, 2014 with a pilot program in Victoria. To celebrate the launch of the Schools Program, the Stella Prize hosted an event at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.