Network co-convenor Emily Potter has received ARC Special Research Initiative Funding (with Brigid Magner and Torika Bolatagici) of
$271,235.00 (2021-2023) to undertake:
Reading in the Mallee: The Literary Past and Future of an Australian Region
This project addresses key challenges in regional Australia relating to literary activity and the infrastructure that supports it, including access to inclusive reading practices and spaces. Partnering with literary industry stakeholders in the Victorian Mallee region, the research will generate a series of reader-centred events that enhance and diversify the literary infrastructure of the region and produce translatable knowledge for industry stakeholders in regional Australia more broadly. Through innovative methodologies, Mallee readers, both past and present, will contribute knowledge to the first significant account of Mallee literary history, and to industry recommendations for future activities that support community diversity.