Storming the City is a Writeability program designed to see writers with disability recognised, celebrated and employed in the City of Melbourne, and is funded by the City of Melbourne via their Arts and Creative Investments Partnership program.
As part of Storming the City, three writing groups for disabled writers will be created (to commence 2022) at the Wheeler Centre and in two City of Melbourne libraries, as well as a variety of commissioned pieces with Writers Victoria, and public events including readings, panels, and spoken word.
A full program for Storming the City will be announced shortly.
EOIs for Storming the City Training Group
Open until 24 May
Writers Victoria is thrilled to be running a new two-year Writeability program, Storming the City, and are inviting applications from writers with disability to the Training Group.
Members of the Training Group will undertake a ‘Train the Trainers’ program, running Wednesdays throughout July and August 2021 at The Wheeler Centre. Train the Trainers will ready the Training Group to run Storming the City writing groups as paid tutors, and to take part in public events in 2021 – 2022. Participants who complete the Storming the City program will finish the program with skills and experience in: pitching themselves to festivals and events, moderating and appearing on panels, teaching both creative writing and disability awareness to a diverse range of audiences, and performing in public, via speaking, presentations, and interviews. They will also have extensive networking, social, and event opportunities and will be working with a wide range of writers.
Apply for the Training Group through Submittable now.
If Submittable is not accessible for you, please contact Lucy at Writers Victoria at email@example.com or on (03) 9094 7836.