Featured Writers

Short stories, features and poems from our writing community.

Jane enters the bleak high-rise, goes up to the 17th floor and walks along a windswept corridor to number 174. She knocks and waits. There are a few, furtive flurries from the far side of the door, followed by it opening an inch. A weary face peaks out.

headshot of Kate Hood

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 Kate Hood…

Writing is at the very heart of my creative world

Write-ability aims to support writers with disability wishing to develop their skills and writing careers. For more information, visit the Writers with Disability page of our website.

headshot of Heidi Everett

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 Heidi Everett…

headshot of Clovis Mwamba

Clovis Mwamba writes about the refugee experience, his fight against human rights abuse, and how he fled the Congo by boat.

headshot of Giovanni di Mase

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 Giovanni di Mase.

Photo of a fountain pen laying on a piece of grid paper, on which the word 'life' has been written

Some of Australia’s most remarkable and inspiring stories stem from true life. Told in voices plain, ornate, and everything in between, first-person accounts serve many purposes and begin from diverse places.

A great number of successful books are sparked by the writer’s curiosity about a detail of family, which has always been puzzling or unspoken: a gap in the records. Others explore a powerful and cherished relationship. Yet others stem from a profound bond with place. And some stories arise from a terrible loss or tragedy.

headshot of Fatema Ahmed

I’m writing about diaspora, because I’ve lived in different places, in Bangladesh, Kuwait, India, Burma and now here in Australia, and because of that I don’t feel like I belong in any one particular place anymore. So I don’t feel all that Bangladeshi, nor do I feel all that Arabic, or Indian or whatever. I don’t feel like I belong to a particular place anymore, because I’ve lived in so many different places.

headshot of Mohamed Abbas Omar

Mohamed Abbas Omar from Somalia, writes about the migrant experience.

headshot of Heidi Everett

Heidi Everett was one of five writers with disability who received an inaugural Writeability Fellowship in 2013.

Over the coming months we’ll be catching up with some of our long-standing members to celebrate Writers Victoria’s 25th anniversary. We’ll seek counsel with the elders of the Writers Victoria community to find out what’s kept them writing over all these years and why they love it so much. This month we speak to 90-year-old Writers Victoria member Jo-Ann Burke.