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Writeability Goes Local: Latrobe Writers Group



Jessica Obersby




Writers with disability from Latrobe and the surrounding region are invited to attend our free Writeability Goes Local: Latrobe Writers Group. The Writers Group is a series of free skills development workshops open to writers with all levels of experience. This is a facilitated writing group led by experienced writing mentor, Jessica Obersby. Sessions will include a tutorial with a guest writer with disability and will make use of films and other resources from Writers Victoria’s Writeability Archive. The writing group will be held monthly from February 2024 through to September 2024. The Writeability Goes Local: Latrobe Writers Group is scheduled to run for eight sessions over the coming months. Writers with disability at all levels of experience are invited to attend. The introductory session – the Own Voices Forum – explores how language, writing and telling our own stories helps transform ways of thinking about the self, disability and community.




Jessica Obersby and friend, looking forward to meeting the Latrobe Writeability Group.


Bendigo's Writeability Writers Group at their Salon in 2017 with then Program Manager, Harriet Gaffney.

More about Writeability Goes Local

Writeability Goes Local: Latrobe is a collaboration between Writers Victoria, Latrobe City Council and Latrobe Libraries. It is funded by Creative Australia.

This eight-month creative writing program aims to reduce the disadvantages that disabled writers can face due to social isolation, the expense of professional development and the assumption that people with disability need other people to tell their stories.


Tues 6 Feb 2024        11am-1pm         Traralgon Library

Tues 5 Mar 2024        11am-1pm         Traralgon Library

Tues 2 April 2024     11am-1pm         Traralgon Library

Tues 7 May 2024        11am-1pm         Traralgon Library

Tues 4 Jun 2024        11am-1pm         Traralgon Library

Tues 2 July 2024       11am-1pm         Traralgon Library

Tues 6 Aug 2024         11am-1pm        Traralgon Library

Tues 3 Sept 2024         11am-1pm        Traralgon Library


About the Latrobe Local Mentor: Jessica Obersby

Jessica is a local writer who is also Writeability Program Manager at Writers Victoria. She is an emerging writer who believes in the power of stories to change people’s lives. Her work in progress is YA speculative fiction, with that has a protagonist with mental illness. Jessica is a graduate of the RMIT Professional Writing and Editing degree and in 2019 was a recipient of a Writers Victoria Write-ability Fellowship​. She worked as local mentor for Writeability’s Moe Writers Group, which she continued to facilitate as a volunteer after the completion of the formal program. She recently graduated in Environmental Science at Federation University Gippsland, receiving the University Medal for her exceptional work. Rescued animals outnumber humans in her household 18 to two!


Traralgon Library

34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon, 3844 


Writeability Program Manager, Jess Obersby

Phone: (03) 9917 8462
Email: [email protected]

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Traralgon Library
34-38 Kay Street
Victoria 3844 Australia


Phone: 99178462
Email: [email protected]

Writeability Goes Local: Latrobe Writers Group

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