Write-ability Goes Regional and Online in Loddon

 

Write‐ability Goes Regional and Online in Loddon

A program for writers with disability

Have you always wanted to write? Writers Victoria’s Write‐ability Goes Regional and Online program is designed to develop the skills of aspiring writers with disability in regional Victoria.

The three‐year program shadows the NDIS rollout and launches in the Loddon region in Bendigo on Wednesday 2 August with our Own Voices: Why Writing Matters forum, followed by a monthly writing group.

The forum is for people with disability in the Loddon NDIS region, as well as arts and community development workers, disability and health service providers, teachers, local councils and libraries.

The forum is the second to be held in the state after Ballarat’s successful event in April, and will examine how writing and storytelling can help develop new ways of thinking about the self, disability, and community. Writers Victoria staff will explain the Social Model of Disability, best‐practice language, advocacy and power, and share some tips on how to write about disability. Disability advocate Jax Jacki Brown, who recently visited the Loddon region as part of the State Government’s LGBTI Equality Roadshow, will lead forum participants in a workshop to help develop their creative and writing skills.

The monthly writing group for people with disability will be led by a local mentor, include author talks and webinars, and aims to develop writing skills and industry knowledge.

Writing group participants are required to be members of Writers Victoria, which is offering disabled writers in the Loddon NDIS region 30% off membership until 31 October. Visit the website for more information.

Get involved

For more information on how to get involved, email Alex

For more information about Write‐ability Goes Regional and Online or to book for the forum, visit
www.writersvictoria.org.au

About Write‐ability

One of the only disability‐led literary initiatives in Australia, Write‐ability began in 2012 as a partnership with Arts Access Victoria. It aims to engage with and support writers with disability, who are still hugely under‐represented in the writing and publishing sectors.

Write‐ability is built around the importance of self‐told stories, disability leadership and peer support, and of the need to create opportunities for even the quietest voices to be heard.

The Write‐ability program is a partnership between Writers Victoria and Arts Access Victoria. This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Write‐ability is also supported by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

Writers Victoria Inc

Level 3, 176
Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel: 03 9094 7855
Fax: 03 9650 8010

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

ABN: 18 268 487 576

ASN: A0019533Z

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