Write-Ability Archive

Since 2012, Write-ability has provided professional development and publication opportunities for hundreds of writers with disability. This archive records much of that activity and showcases the work of talented writers with disability that might otherwise have gone unheard. Use the navigation to search for the Write-ability activities that took place each year.

  • In 2016, Write-ability was highly commended at the Victorian Disability Awards, hosted a Blak Book Club as part of the inaugural Blak and Bright Indigenous Literary Festival and much more.
  • In 2015, Writers Victoria hosted regular writing group sessions in Melbourne and Geelong, two public Write-ability Salons as part of the Emerging Writers Festival and International Day of People with Disability and much more.
  • In 2014, Writers Victoria profiled some of our Write-ability Fellows through a series of postcards and memes, allowing us to showcase the sort of stories that usually go untold and helped to address some of the negative perceptions of disability. Writers with disability were able to raise their voices in a series of life- and advocacy-writing workshops in the lead-up to the 2014 Emerging Writers’ Festival thanks to the support of the City of Melbourne. Stella Young was our inaugural digital writer in residence, hosting a number of live Twitter conversations in October. And much more.
  • In 2013, writers with disability were offered free one-on-one mentoring time with an in-house Mentor-in-Residence, we ran a free series of Write-ability Morning workshops, and much more.
  • Write-ability began in 2012 as a pilot partnership with Arts Access Victoria that encompassed access support, mentoring and manuscript assessments for aspiring and emerging writers with disability.