Writers Victoria Writeability - Opportunities for Writers

In this video picture book author Jess Walton discusses some of the opportunities available to Victorian writers, with a focus on emerging disabled writers.

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Writers Victoria - Writeability Series

The award-winning Writeability program supports writers with disability wanting to develop their skills and writing careers.


Duration
90 minutes

Writeability aims to remove some of the barriers that have traditionally prevented people with disabilities from connecting with writing and publishing. It provides tools and information to support people with disabilities who want to tell their own stories in their own way.

Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer disabled woman. 'Introducing Teddy' (2016) is her first book, illustrated by the very talented Dougal MacPherson. Jess wrote it to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to her young son after one of her parents came out as transgender. Jess lives in Melbourne with her wife, her two kids, and Archie the cat.

Emerging writers are sometimes so busy 'emerging' they don’t know about the opportunities that can help kickstart projects and careers. When you do start looking at what’s out there, it can seem overwhelming or intimidating.

This webinar will outline some of the opportunities available to Victorian writers, with a focus on emerging disabled writers. Jess Walton will explore grants, fellowships, and competitions, including when to apply.

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