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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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Without your health, you have…

My neighbour’s growling four-wheel drive reverses past our headboard. Thin walls and a driveway less than a metre from our bedroom negating any need for an alarm clock. Pavlovian instinct kicks in triggering my first curse of the morning. An unsteady hand extends from the covers. Sausage fingers stabbing at the screen turning off flight

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Write-ability goes regional

Writers Victoria’s Write-ability program has been built around the importance of self-told stories, disability leadership and peer support — creating opportunities for even the quietest voices to be heard. Now in its third year, Write-ability has grown to include a regional focus with Geelong-based Harriet Gaffney as our first regional project officer. Over the next year,

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2015 Write-ability Fellowships announced

Five writers with disability will receive six hours of free mentoring with authors, assessors and industry experts through the third annual Write-ability Fellowships announced this week. Fellowships were awarded to writers working in a range of styles and genres, including creative fiction, memoir and non-fiction journalism. Emerging writer Naomi Fryers will work with outgoing Director

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