Featured Writers

Short stories, features and poems from our writing community.

headshot of Katy Warner

Katy Warner is an emerging playwright and theatremaker based in Melbourne. She spoke with Writers Victoria intern John about the power of the stage and drawing on her everyday life to find inspiration.

Katy is a Melbourne-based emerging playwright. Her play Dropped was recently performed with La Mama Theatre. She also wrote and performed in These are the isolate in 2010. Katy is planning a trip to the UK in the near future. S

Michelle Roger was one of six emerging writers who showcased their work at the Write-ability Salon at EWF on Sunday 1 June, 2014.

Following a series of advocacy and life-writing workshops for writers with disability, the Write-ability Salon unearthed the sort of unique and powerful stories that usually go untold. The Write-abilty Salon is supported by the City of Melbourne 2014 Arts Grant Program and is presented in collaboration with Arts Access Victoria and the Emerging Writers' Festival.

Leisa Prowd was one of six emerging writers who showcased their work at the Write-ability Salon at EWF on Sunday 1 June, 2014.

headshot of Kate Hood

Kate Hood was one of six emerging writers who showcased their work at the Write-ability Salon at EWF(Link to Write-ability Salon at EWF page)on Sunday 1 June, 2014.

the Emerging Writers' Festival 2014 logo

Writers with disability will take over The Salon during the 2014 Emerging Writers’ Festival.

the logo for Theater 451

Theatre 451 is an independent theatre company promoting new writers and creatives in the just-left-of-centre parts of Melbourne. Lisa Inman from Theatre 451 spoke with WV theatre intern John about their upcoming season.

picture of Tim Byrne

Tim Byrne is a regular theatre reviewer in Melbourne. He spoke with John from Writers Victoria about how to get those first few pieces out there and make a name for yourself in Australian theatre writing.

Writers with disability will raise their voices in a series of life- and advocacy-writing workshops in the lead-up to the Emerging Writers’ Festival this year.

“Those of us living with disability or long-term illness have particularly unique stories because we have learned to navigate life in unique ways,” says workshop leader Kate Richards.

Richards’ own award-winning autobiography, ‘Madness: a Memoir’, provides an insight into what it’s like to live with and manage psychosis, of achieving balance and living well.

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 Nicole Smith.

a quaint house with a tree out front

One of our Glenfern writers-in-residence, Linda McLaren, was so inspired by her writing studio and the atmosphere of the writers' house that she wrote us a little poem about it.