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Storming the City

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.

Storming the City 2023: ‘Train the Trainers.’

‘Train the Trainers’ is a program for new and emerging disabled writers, guided by industry professionals. Sessions will be held ONLINE fortnightly on Fridays from May to August 2023. The program aims to provide skills and experience in a range of industry related activities, including:
· pitching to festivals and events,
· moderating and appearing on panels,
· teaching creative writing to a diverse range of audiences,
· performing and speaking in public,
· networking and social media,
· the business side of freelance writing.

Applications are open to writers within Australia, but preference will be given to Victorian writers. For further details, and to apply, please go to our Submittable page.

If Submittable is not accessible for you, please contact Jess, the Writeability Program Manager at Writers Victoria. 

Ph: (03) 9917 8462

E: [email protected] 

Storming the City Writing Groups

In 2022 we ran two writing groups for people with disability as part of our Storming the City Program. Led by local mentors Jax Jacki Brown and Nicole Smith, and hosting guest tutors, the writing groups met monthly at the Kathleen Syme Library in Carlton and the Wheeler Centre in the CBD, providing free access to support and professional development for writers with disability in the place where they live.

Participants in the groups came together to share their work, develop their writing skills and build creative, professional and social connectedness in the City of Melbourne. Writers Victoria also worked with these writers to develop and present public events, as well as commissioning and publishing their writing.

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