If you’re an aspiring writer living with a disability on the Peninsula, Writeability Goes Local could be right up your alley. Writeability Goes Local is a collaboration between Mornington Peninsula Shire, Writers Victoria and Peninsula Writers Club, and its main aim is to establish a group of Peninsula writers with disabilities 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 workshops and author talks for writers and aspiring writers: Why Writing Matters, on Thursday, May 20, from 5.30-7.30pm; and Our Own Voices, on Saturday, May 22, from 2-4pm. Interested writers and storytellers, as well as staff from local government, arts and disability organisations, are invited to attend. You’ll meet award-winning novelist Anna Spargo-Ryan, an experienced writing tutor and mentor for Writers Victoria who’s particularly skilled at working in online settings. Anna identifies as disabled and has strong connections with the Peninsula.
On June 12, Anna will lead the first in a nine-month program of online creative writing workshops. If you’re a budding writer who has experienced barriers as a result of your disability or condition, this opportunity is for you. Learn more here.