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2020 Write-ability Fellows Announced

Writers Victoria is excited to announce our 2020 Write-ability Fellows. Since 2013, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, we have recognised five outstanding writers with disability annually as part of the Write-ability Fellowship Program.  This year, for the first time, we are awarding seven Write-ability Fellowships. Five writers with disability will receive tailored …

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New Write-ability program to be launched at Mornington Peninsula

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to the unfolding Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Write-ability Goes Local: Mornington Peninsula has been postponed until further notice. Once we are able to get this program organised at a future date, we will provide updates. Writers Victoria, in collaboration with Mornington Peninsula Shire and Peninsula Writers Club, is delighted to announce an exciting …

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My Experience With Anxiety

  For this year’s International Day of People with Disability, Write-ability is featuring two very different storytellers, memoirist and 2019 Write-ability Fellow MJ McArthur and graphic artist Matt Robertson, one of the winners of this year’s Dulcie Stone Writing Awards.   Matt Robertson’s comic is a step by step, user friendly guide to managing the lows …

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2019 Write-ability Fellows Announced

Writers Victoria is excited to announce the 2019 Write-ability Fellows. Five writers with disability will receive tailored support for their writing project in the form of mentoring, manuscript assessment and/or attendance at Writers Victoria workshops, thanks to the generous support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust. This year, a record number of applications for Write-ability …

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I Am

When I am painting I am on my own, but I do not feel lonely.  My brain and my mind are full of pleasure and are at one with the creation on canvas I reveal at the end of my brushes.  The colours of the paints make me feel relaxed and filled with joy.  All …

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Long-form fiction ‘rewarding’

You have published poems and short stories in several literary journals and magazines. Now, having published a novel, is there one form of writing you prefer? I am passionate about all those forms, but for me writing a longer work of fiction was a rewarding challenge. I have often struggled to finish things; to focus …

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Days of love and E.F.T.P.O.S.

To help celebrate International Day of People With Disability​, Writeability is proud to publish 2018 Writeability Fellow Anthony Riddell’s “speculative non-fiction” work Days of love and E.F.T.P.O.S. A  prolific writer, Anthony’s work is some of the most wildly energetic, seemingly nonsensical writing you will ever read.  As former Writeability Project Coordinator Harriet Gaffney said when assessing Anthony’s fellowship …

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The Fear

Things I fear: Being buried alive The awful, breathless struggle of drowning Losing the ones I love Being late That I will lose my job That the planet will die due to climate change That I am unlovable That my anxiety will win I thought I was broken; that there was something wrong with me. …

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