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A photo of Dulcie Stone Writing Award winners Jessica Tomkins (left) and Jennifer Tomkins (right) with Dulcie Stone. Photo: Paul Dunn

Six writers hve been named as the winners of this year’s Dulcie Stone Writing Awards at a recent ceremony at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. The awards for writers with intellectual disability are presented by VALiD and Writers Victoria, and in their second year attracted more than sixty written and illustrated stories on the theme ‘Community – Here I Come!’

Judges Paul Dunn from VALiD and Writers Victoria’s Write-ability Project Officer Harriet Gaffney were impressed by the ability of the entries to draw the reader into the authors’ worlds.

We are pleased to announce the finalists of our recent Pencilled In Commissions call-out.

Christine Sun with her essay 'On Asian Australian Writers and 'Own Voices''. 

Attendees at Adelaide Tracks

Calling all young storytellers in the Bendigo region! We're delighted to be partnering with our friends at Express Media to bring a travelling pop-up program for young writers to you in August. 

Writers Victoria encourages local writers of all ages and abilities to prepare for this year’s Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail by registering now.

Fine art wilderness photograph of Refuge Cove, Wilsons Promontory National Park by Elisa McTaggart

This season, Writers Victoria reflects upon the subtleties and complexities of ‘place’ and the important role it plays across a variety of genres.

For six years Write-ability, in partnership with the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, has supported writers with disability through the Write-ability Fellowship program, giving five writers the opportunity to receive one-on-one support for their writing project through tailored professional development such as manuscript assessments, mentoring and curated programs of craft workshops. 

Emily Bitto seated

Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in the second annual Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail project, with a program of events featuring a workshop with award-winning writer Emily Bitto and a reading event curated by local award-winning authors Favel Parrett, Jock Serong and Mark Smith.

Volunteer badge photo

The first time I donned my ‘Volunteer’ badge for a Writers Victoria workshop, I was so excited that I posted a photo on my social media. The people I met at Sally Rippin’s Writing for Children course that day, almost a year ago, have become not only my writing group, but also good friends and a fabulous support network for my writing journey. The lesson: You never know where volunteering for Writers Victoria will lead you.

Our Looking Out, Looking In program continues in Season 2 with a special focus on place. 

Pencilled In logo

Thanks to a donation from Pencilled In journal, Writers Victoria is offering commissioned pieces in The Victorian Writer, and bursaries to attend writing workshops in our Season 2 program for Asian Australian writers.