Writeability Goes Local is a collaboration between, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Writers Victoria, and Peninsula Writers Club, aimed at supporting aspiring writers with disability living on the Mornington Peninsula. Writeability is a disability-led literary project and Writers Victoria is seeking applications from people with disability living on our Peninsula for this role.
The main aim is to establish a group of local writers with disability, to give them the confidence to develop their writing skills and engage in literary activity.
To learn more about the program there are two free online (Zoom) writing workshops and author talks for writers and aspiring writers with disability. Interested writers and storytellers, as well as staff from local government, arts and disability organisations are invited to attend:
- Why Writing Matters Forum on Thursday 20 May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
- Our Own Voices Forum on Saturday 22 May, 2pm – 4pm.
Participants in the forums will meet local mentor and award-winning novelist Anna Spargo-Ryan. Anna is an experienced writing tutor and mentor for Writers Victoria. She’s particularly skilled working in online settings. Anna identifies as disabled and has strong connections with the Peninsula.
Following the forums, Anna will lead the first of a nine-month Writeability Goes Local program on Saturday 12 June. The monthly creative writing workshops will meet online (Zoom) every Saturday, 2pm – 4pm until February 2022.
If you are a budding writer but have experienced barriers as a result of your particular disability or condition, then this opportunity is for you.
To learn more, visit: bit.ly/peninsulawriters
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor
“Writeability is a fantastic program that aims to remove some of the barriers traditionally preventing people with disability from connecting with writing and publishing. We encourage you to join and tell your story your way.”