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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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Write-ability Fellows announced

Five writers with disability will receive six hours of free mentoring with authors, assessors and industry experts through the second annual Write-ability Fellowships announced this week. Fellowships were awarded to writers working in a range of styles and genres, including memoir, non-fiction, blogging, short story and poetry. “We received more than 35 applications from all …

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Diverse writers win mentorships

In 2013 Writers Victoria launched a mentorship program for writers from non-English speaking backgrounds. The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Mentorship Program was established to support and promote the diversity that forms the fabric of our writing and our broader community. The five recipients of our 2013 CALD Mentorship Program were Beverly Almeida, Lian Low, …

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Playwrighting Fellows announced

In 2012, the Grace Marion Wilson Trust supported a Playwrights’ Fellowship to assist emerging Victorian playwrights. This inaugural fellowship will be overseen by internationally acclaimed Melbourne playwright, Raimondo Cortese. Six successful fellows were chosen. They are Andrew Frederik Harmsen, Carly Beth Nugent, Diane Stubbings, Didem Caia, Kieran Carroll and Simon Godfrey. These playwrights will be …

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