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Writers Victoria will launch a new digital writers-in-residence program for carers in 2019, thanks to an arts grant from the City of Melbourne.

‘Only Connect: Digital Residencies for Writers Who Are Carers’ will provide six-month, digital writer-in-residence and professional development programs for two Victorian writers who face significant barriers to participation in the writing community due to their primary role as carers.

A black and white photo of Jax Jacki Brown smiling

Writers Victoria is thrilled to announce the launch of Publishability, a groundbreaking two-year initiative funded by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria's Talent Matters program. Publishability will support four talented emerging writers with disability to develop their manuscripts and bring their work to the attention of publishers.

Is there a writer dad or other special person in your life? If so, we have the perfect gift.

A Writers Victoria gift voucher can be put towards the cost of any of our workshops, mentorships, manuscript assessments or writing studios. Vouchers can also be used to activate or extend a Writers Victoria membership, to support their writing all year round.

Gift vouchers can be purchased by calling the Writers Victoria office on 9094 7855 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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.