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Writeability Goes Local: Port Phillip Writers Group

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Jenny Hedley

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Writers with disability from Port Phillip and the surrounding region are invited to attend our free Writeability Goes Local: Port Phillip Writers Group.
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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, Jenny Hedley. 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 April through to November 2024. The Writeability Goes Local: Port Phillip 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.

You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact [email protected] if you are unable to attend.

Writeability Goes Local: Port Phillip is a collaboration between Writers Victoria and City of Port Phillip. This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund, and Writers Victoria.

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.

Dates

Friday 19 April 2024   12.30-2.30pm                  St Kilda Library Community Room

Friday 17 May 2024   12.30-2.30pm                   St Kilda Library Community Room

Friday 21 June 2024   12.30-2.30pm                   St Kilda Library Community Room

Friday 19 July 2024   12.30-2.30pm                    St Kilda Library Community Room

Friday 16 August 2024   12.30-2.30pm               St Kilda Library Community Room

Friday 20 September 2024   12.30-2.30pm         St Kilda Library Community Room

Friday 18 October  2024   12.30-2.30pm            St Kilda Library Community Room

Friday 15 November 2024   12.30-2.30pm         St Kilda Library Community Room

About the Local Mentor:

Jenny Hedley is a neurodivergent writer, PhD candidate and Writeability mentor whose work appears in Archer, Cordite, Crawlspace, Diagram, Mascara, Overland, Rabbit, TEXT, The Suburban Review, Verity La, Westerly, and the anthologies Admissions: Voices in Mental Health and Verge. She lives on unceded Boon Wurrung land with her son. Website: jennyhedley.github.io/

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Venue:

150 Carlisle St
St Kilda
3182 Australia

Contact:

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

Writeability Goes Local: Port Phillip Writers Group

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