A national creative writing program for writers and storytellers with disability.
Writers Victoria is delighted to announce Writeability Goes Online. Funded by Creative Australia, this program aims to reach writers and storytellers with disability from across Australia who, due to the place they live, or their access needs, have limited opportunities to meet other writers, or take part in professional development in their craft.
Writeability Goes Online is a series of free writing workshops and author talks developed by Writers Victoria and funded by Creative Australia. The program is specifically developed for writers and aspiring writers with disability.
Interested writers and storytellers, as well as support workers and carers for people with disability, and staff from local government, libraries, arts and disability organisations are invited to attend our Own Voices Forum via Zoom on Thursday 1 February 2024, 10am-3pm. to learn more about the program. The Forum also provides free professional development on the Social Model of Disability and best practice language for support workers, carers, and organisations.
Following the forum, Local Mentor Ruby Hillsmith will lead a free monthly Writers Group online. The Writers Group will meet via Zoom between February and August 2024.
Places are limited for this online Writers Group: 16 writers can take part, and we are seeking to support writers across Australia who, due to remoteness or for access reasons, would particularly benefit from this online program. Expressions of interest close Monday 11 December. Please submit an expression of interest in taking part in this program via the Writeability Goes Online Submittable form here.