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Catalyst Anthology


noun [ C ]
– something that makes a chemical reaction happen more quickly without itself being changed
– an event or person that causes great change

About the Catalyst Anthology

Read about the genesis of the Catalyst Anthology in the introduction by our Writeability Program Manager, Lyndel Caffrey, here.

We want Writeability to be a safe space for all our writers and readers, regardless of your disability, your writing style, how long you went to school, or what sort of story you have to tell. We encourage all our writers to be their authentic selves. We believe that it is vital that people with disability are able to tell their own stories in their own way, and be published without fear of censorship.

Please be aware that the writers taking part in this anthology have freedom of expression and that some stories may contain coarse language or confronting themes.

This anthology is part of Writeability Goes Regional and Online, which was funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Copyright belongs to the creators.


  1. Introduction  
  2. Puddle Hunting by Jax Jacki Brown  
  3. Before by Janet Macpherson  
  4. Me, FD and The Baby-Sitters Club by Tully Zygier  
  5. Disabled People of Colour are Erased from the Narrative by CB Mako  
  6. Locking Down Your Creativity by Tim Williams  
  7. Where do the Birds Go? by Samantha Weerasekera  
  8. An Interview with Dave Jacka by Nicole Smith  
  9. Blackened by Jessica Obersby  
  10. Backwards Thinking by Artemis Munoz  
  11. Morning (Mourning) Prayer by Robert Whalley  
  12. Home, in the Day of a Pandemic by Nini Priestley  
  13. The Light in the Distance by Chanel Geddes

Thanks to all the writers who’ve contributed so much to this anthology, and to Writeability.

Thanks also to all the visiting writers with disability, all the tutors, presenters, program managers, project officers, local mentors, librarians, shire councils, support workers, family members and access officers across Victoria that helped in small and large ways to bring the writing in this anthology to fruition.

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