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History : The literary journal Scripsi was founded by Peter Craven and Michael Heyward in 1981, initially out of the University of Melbourne's English department, where both were post-graduate students. They sought to publish modernist critics, poets and fiction-writers from both Australia and overseas and were immediately successful in both the calibre of the writers they were able to attract and with their own critical reception. The editors soon relocated the journal to Ormond College where it remained until its demise in 1994, partly owing to a reduction in the funding it received from the Australia Council. After Heyward departed in 1989 Craven was assisted by John Forbes, Andrew Rutherford, Owen Richardson and others.
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