Wiki Edit-a-Thon with The Stella Prize!

Wiki Edit-a-Thon with The Stella Prize!

Australian Women Writers Edit-A-Thon

Presented by the Stella Prize and Hot Chicks with Big Brains

Wikipedia has a gender issue. Globally, only 9% of its contributors are women, and only an estimated 15% of its biography pages are of women.

To address the underrepresentation of women on Wikipedia, the Stella Prize and Hot Chicks with Big Brains are hosting an Australian Women Writers Edit-A-Thon.

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We’re inviting you to join us for a relaxed, inclusive, and fun afternoon of improving Wikipedia entries for Australian women writers, celebrating their achievements and preserving their legacies. This event will be at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Melbourne, but please let us know if you’d like to take part via distance from a different city, or if you want an event like this to come to your city! (HCwBB is Brisbane-based so we’re planning on running one here in our hometown next year.)

We’ll be focusing on revising and improving Wikipedia entries for Australian writers past and present – from Barbara Baynton and Eleanor Dark, to more contemporary authors including Stella Prize winners, shortlistees and longlistees. If you’ve never contributed to Wikipedia before, we’ll show you how. Don’t worry, it’s easy! If you’re not sure which author’s page you’d like to improve, we can offer suggestions of writers whose pages could use some love, based on your reading habits. If you run into any issues, we’ll be there to help.

RSVP to confirm your spot, and for all the info you’ll need ahead of the day.

We’re just about to create a Facebook page for this event and hope that you’ll share the names of the women writers you’ll be working on in the ‘discussion’ section of the page!

Date: Saturday 19th November

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Location: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre – Courtyard Room

RSVP: To HCwBB editor Bri Lee, via hotchickswithbigbrains [at] gmail.com

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