Disability Binaries in Writing

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 Micheline Lee, author of The Healing Party. The photograph shows a dark-haired woman with dark eyes . Her head is tilted and she wears pink lipstick and a black and pink scarf.

Micheline Lee
14 October 2018 - 11:00 to 2:00 PM
Micheline Lee
Join Micheline Lee to explore how disability binaries like the tragic/inspirational stereotype disabled people, and what disability can actually help writers bring to the page.​

This half-day workshop is an interactive and supportive space to explore how our experiences of disabilities enrich our writing, and how we as writers respond to the stereotypes and biases against disability.​

You will learn

  • to embrace being you, and how to dodge the tragic/inspirational stereotype

  • about the various ways disability is represented in literature

  • about making vulnerability your strength

About Micheline Lee

Micheline Lee’s novel, 'The Healing Party', was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award; longlisted for the Voss prize; and shortlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award.  Her essay, 'The Art of Dependency' which was selected for the The Best Australian Essays 2017, speaks of her experience living with a disability. Micheline is also a finalist in the Melbourne Prize and Awards for 'The Healing Party'.

About Write-ability

The Write-ability program is made possible by the generous support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Concession VW member/PWD $ 18.00
WV Member $ 25.00
Non-members $ 40.00

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