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Write-ability goes Beyond Access (video)

In 2014, Arts Access Victoria and the University of Melbourne undertook a research project to investigate the creative case for inclusive arts practice as it relates to people with disability. The Beyond Access research project developed a number of videos designed to raise awareness of the amazing and diverse work produced by artists with disability. […]

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Apply for extraordinary

Former Hazel Rowley fellow Maxine Beneba Clarke shares her advice for writers considering applying for this year’s Hazel Rowley Fellowship. “Four months before my first fiction book, ‘Foreign Soil’, was due to come out, snowed under with copy edits, I saw a call-out for applications for the 2014 Hazel Rowley Fellowship. The Fellowship, I read,

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Write-ability Fellowships announced

Five writers with disability will receive six hours of free mentoring with authors, assessors and industry experts through the inaugural Write-ability Fellowships announced this week. The Fellowships, a joint initiative of Writers Victoria and Arts Access Victoria, have been awarded to Heidi Everett (with mentor Lyndel Caffrey), Robbie O’Brien (with mentor Matthew Hooper), Jack Waghorn

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Regional writing winners announced

We are excited to be publishing three pieces selected from the Regional Members’ Writing Competition in the August edition of ‘The Victorian Writer’. Lyn Chatham’s poem ‘Codrington’, which placed third, is published in this festival edition, along with highly commended members Mark Smith and Lucy Bowler. They are also rubbing shoulders with Kate Holden, Emily

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Michelle Roger was one of six emerging writers who showcased their work at the Writeability Salon at EWF on Sunday 1 June, 2014. Following a series of advocacy and life-writing workshops for writers with disability, the Writeability Salon unearthed the sort of unique and powerful stories that usually go untold. The Write-abilty Salon is supported

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My Friend Fox

Heidi Everett was one of five writers with disability who received an inaugural Writeability Fellowship in 2013. The Fellowships, a joint initiative of Writers Victoria and Arts Access Victoria, enabled Heidi to work with mentor Lyndel Caffrey. “My Friend Fox is my story learning to live with schizophrenia and depression and the effects they have

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