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Fiona Murphy on Structure and Memoir: A Writer’s Process

Fiona Murphy is an award-winning deaf poet and essayist based in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Age, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, The Saturday Paper, Griffith Review, The Big Issue, among many other publications. Her debut memoir, The Shape of Sound, was released by Text Publishing in March 2021. …

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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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In Defence of Happy Endings

Mary Borsellino has published work with a variety of micropress publishers in Australia and internationally. Her first foray into professional fiction writing was self-publishing a lurid YA novel at eighteen to supplement her babysitting income, and it kind of became a habit after that. Her website is http://maryborsellino.com. Early in my young adult fantasy novel Spare, a …

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Invisible

For this year’s International Day of People with Disability, Writeability is featuring two very different storytellers, memoirist and 2019 Writeability Fellow MJ McArthur and graphic artist Matt Robertson, one of the winners of this year’s Dulcie Stone Writing Awards. “Invisible” chronicles MJ McArthur’s quest to recover her mental and physical health after a series of …

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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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Dulcie Stone Writing Awards 2019

Writers Victoria are proud of our association with VALiD and the Dulcie Stone Writing Awards for writers with intellectual disability. Now in its third year, the Awards are drawing out remarkable perspectives and vivid stories from writers who don’t sit around and wait quietly for their turn. Over 80 people attended the Wheeler Centre in …

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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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