Featured Writers

Short stories, features and poems from our writing community.

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Allee Richards‘ stagewriting debut 'Plastic’ will be performed as part of a double bill with Theatre 451 in April 2014. She spoke with Writers Victoria theatre intern John Back about writing for stage for the first time and the transformation of text to speech.

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Long-time WV member and newly published author Ilka Tampke spoke to Sharona Lin about her debut novel 'Skin' published in 2015.

In 2014, Writers Victoria produced a series of postcards and memes of some of our Write-ability Fellows. This week, we profile the work of Michelle Roger.

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The process of writing for me began through the simple gift of a diary from my father when I was around seven or eight. The significance of the dates and months that marked each page was beyond my child’s comprehension for I had no accumulating appointments to jot down, but that did not impede the medium itself from becoming a confidante. It was something I could resort to when I wanted to remember an incident that impacted me in some way.

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In 2014, Writers Victoria produced a series of postcards and memes of some of our Write-ability Fellows. This week, we profile the work of Kate Hood…

Writing is at the very heart of my creative world

Write-ability aims to support writers with disability wishing to develop their skills and writing careers. For more information, visit the Writers with Disability page of our website.

Jane enters the bleak high-rise, goes up to the 17th floor and walks along a windswept corridor to number 174. She knocks and waits. There are a few, furtive flurries from the far side of the door, followed by it opening an inch. A weary face peaks out.

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In 2014, Writers Victoria produced a series of postcards and memes of some of our Write-ability Fellows. This week, we profile the work of Heidi Everett…

headshot of Giovanni di Mase

In 2014, Writers Victoria produced a series of postcards and memes of some of our Write-ability Fellows. This week, we profile the work of Giovanni di Mase.

headshot of Clovis Mwamba

Clovis Mwamba writes about the refugee experience, his fight against human rights abuse, and how he fled the Congo by boat.

Photo of a fountain pen laying on a piece of grid paper, on which the word 'life' has been written

Some of Australia’s most remarkable and inspiring stories stem from true life. Told in voices plain, ornate, and everything in between, first-person accounts serve many purposes and begin from diverse places.

A great number of successful books are sparked by the writer’s curiosity about a detail of family, which has always been puzzling or unspoken: a gap in the records. Others explore a powerful and cherished relationship. Yet others stem from a profound bond with place. And some stories arise from a terrible loss or tragedy.