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Young people don’t get sick

Over the last year, our Writeability Goes Regional project has included a remit to uncover and showcase the work of some of Victoria’s regional writers with disability. Here Susan Mackenzie challenges the perception that ‘Young People Don’t Get Sick’. Right? They’re young and invincible and the world is their crustaceous slimy pearl-home. Wrong. Turns out we do

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2016 Write-ability Fellowships announced

Five writers with disability will receive professional development opportunities at Writers Victoria through the fourth annual Write-ability Fellowships announced this week.  Fellowships were awarded to writers working in a range of styles and genres, including creative fiction, memoir, non-fiction and creative non-fiction. The five fellowships have been awarded to Vincent Silk, Jessica Knight, Daniel Kraus,

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Write what you don’t know

Over the last year, our Writeability Goes Regional project has included a remit to uncover and showcase the work of some of Victoria’s regional writers with disability. Here regional writer Natasha Agafonoff explores the link between writing and wellness, and when the pen is mightier than the shrink… ‘Oh, I see the problem,’ Mr Fleming’s voice booms

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Art mirrors life

Over the last year, our Writeability Goes Regional project has included a remit to showcase the work of some of Victoria’s regional writers with disability. After receiving widespread acclaim for his role in the ABC production of Christos Tsiolkas’ ‘Barracuda’, Geelong actor, writer and disability advocate Chris Van Ingen discusses how his writing has influenced his

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WV recognised at Vic Disability Awards

WVs Write-ability program was highly commended at the 2016 Victorian Disability Awards ceremony yesterday for excellence in cultural and social access. Over the last four years, Write-ability has provided accessible literary activities, opportunities and commissions for people with disability in Melbourne and Geelong. You can read more about our programs for writers with disability on

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Tom and Annie’s Story

Gail M Shell was one five writers with disability who received a Write-ability Fellowship in 2015. The Fellowships, a joint initiative of Writers Victoria and Arts Access Victoria, enabled Gail to work with mentor Lyndel Caffrey. “I was thrilled to receive a Write-ability Fellowship through Writers Victoria. The hours spent working, side by side, with Lyndel

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