Featured Writers

Short stories, features and poems from our writing community.

Michelle Roger was one of six emerging writers who showcased their work at the Write-ability Salon at EWF on Sunday 1 June, 2014.

Following a series of advocacy and life-writing workshops for writers with disability, the Write-ability Salon unearthed the sort of unique and powerful stories that usually go untold. The Write-abilty Salon is supported by the City of Melbourne 2014 Arts Grant Program and is presented in collaboration with Arts Access Victoria and the Emerging Writers' Festival.

Leisa Prowd was one of six emerging writers who showcased their work at the Write-ability Salon at EWF on Sunday 1 June, 2014.

headshot of Kate Hood

Kate Hood was one of six emerging writers who showcased their work at the Write-ability Salon at EWF(Link to Write-ability Salon at EWF page)on Sunday 1 June, 2014.

the logo for Theater 451

Theatre 451 is an independent theatre company promoting new writers and creatives in the just-left-of-centre parts of Melbourne. Lisa Inman from Theatre 451 spoke with WV theatre intern John about their upcoming season.

picture of Tim Byrne

Tim Byrne is a regular theatre reviewer in Melbourne. He spoke with John from Writers Victoria about how to get those first few pieces out there and make a name for yourself in Australian theatre writing.

In 2014, Writers Victoria produced a series of postcards and memes of some of our Write-ability Fellows. This week, we profile the work of Nicole Smith.

a quaint house with a tree out front

One of our Glenfern writers-in-residence, Linda McLaren, was so inspired by her writing studio and the atmosphere of the writers' house that she wrote us a little poem about it.

“Where you from?” asks the green mango vendor from behind his cart on the ramparts surrounding Galle fort.

“Australia,” I answer, but immediately feel the need to add, “but my parents are from here.”

Photo of Ilka Tampke

Long-time WV member and newly published author Ilka Tampke spoke to Sharona Lin about her debut novel 'Skin' published in 2015.

headshot of Allee Richards

Allee Richards‘ stagewriting debut 'Plastic’ will be performed as part of a double bill with Theatre 451 in April 2014. She spoke with Writers Victoria theatre intern John Back about writing for stage for the first time and the transformation of text to speech.