With a focus on professional development experiences such as organised workshops, guest presentations and opportunities to connect with key literary arts communities, events and professionals, the group will also share ideas and support for creative development and work towards a presentation, reading or public event in 2017.
Most gatherings and workshops will be held 1-3pm in a friendly, wheelchair accessible venue in Wickham (see below for schedule). There is no cost to be involved.
The group will be headed up by Kerri Shying, an experienced disabled writer and poet, and our expert mentor is blogger Kimberly O’Sullivan who will help guide you through the commercial aspects of the game. Everyone is welcome!
Write Up! Timetable 2016-17
Thur 27 Oct Being a Writer Workshop with Kimberly O’Sullivan
1-3pm. Matthew Talbot Homelessness Service, 82 Hannell Street, Wickham
Wed 9 Nov Peer Support and Mentoring with Kerri Shying
Wed 23 Nov Peer Support and Mentoring with Kerri Shying
Thurs 8 Dec Blogging for Beginners with Kimberly O’Sullivan
Wed 18 Jan Peer Support and Mentoring – Hunter Writers Centre Membership
Thurs 2 Feb Peer Support and Mentoring with Kerri Shying
Wed 15 Feb Peer Support and Mentoring with Kerri Shying
Thur 2 Mar Publishing and Pitching Workshop with Kimberly O’Sullivan
Wed 15 Mar Peer Support and Mentoring with Kerri Shying
Fri 7- Sun 9 Apr Peer Support and Mentoring – Newcastle Writers Festival
Wed 19 Apr Peer Support and Mentoring with Kerri Shying
Wed 3 May Peer Support and Mentoring with Kerri Shying
Wed 17/ Thur 18 May Public Reading/Presentation with Kerri Shying
Wed 31 May Peer Support and Mentoring – Final Gathering
To register your interest for the Write Up! group or for more information:
Contact Justine Cogan, at Octapod on 4021 1605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is a strategic alignment between Octapod and the Hunter Writers Centre to enable, initiate and support participation in the literary arts for people with disability in the Hunter region. This program has been made possible with the support of devolved funding administered by Accessible Arts on behalf of icare (Insurance & Care NSW) and with support from Ability Links NSW.