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Write-ability fellowships 2020 recipients announced

Writers Victoria has announced the recipients of its 2020 Write-ability fellowships.

The organisation this year awarded two additional fellowships: a poetry fellowship supported by an anonymous donor, and a one-off regional fellowship funded by Writers Victoria ‘as part of our objective to prioritise direct and timely support and opportunities for writers throughout Victoria during this difficult time’.

The following seven emerging writers with disability were awarded fellowships:

  • David Maney for ‘Into the Fog’, a rural mystery novella/podcast project
  • Tim Williams for ‘Splint’, a screenplay for a ‘very Australian’ outback road trip featuring Joey Strider, born with spina bifida, and his brother Mitch
  • Artemis Munoz for the play script ‘Death Wish’, a naturalistic play exploring mortality, set in a heightened, fantastical world
  • Christine Davey White for her memoir in progress ‘Don’t Get Burned by the Holy Water’, documenting her childhood growing up disabled in a religious cult that engaged in faith healing practices
  • Binh Pham for ‘Duck Summer Memories’, a memoir in short stories that begins with the author’s childhood in wartime Vietnam
  • Ruby Hillsmith for ‘Pfizer’s Daughter’, a collection of poems exploring the intersections between disability and the natural environment (Poetry Fellowship)
  • Janet Hildebrand for ‘The Tide’, a rural crime novel set in Northern Victoria (Regional Fellowship).

This year’s Write-ability fellowships, which are now in their eighth year, received 23 applications. Judge Amy Maddison said, ‘This was a beautiful project to be involved in, and it was a pleasure to read the wide array of unique and fascinating applications.’

For information on the fellowships, visit the Writers Victoria website.


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