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Thank Forum for Disabled Writers

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Where: Adelaide City Library, Level 3, Rundle Place Arcade, Rundle Mall, Adelaide


Sunday, 7 July 2019, from 12:30pm

What does it take to be a writer who is Deaf or disabled ? Can you make a living from it? How do you address barriers; Attitudinal, Communication, Physical, Social, that limit your opportunities? Hear from four Australian Writers who experience or address disability using their words.

At the conclusion of a six-month residency, where she worked with five emerging SA disabled writers, Writer and Arts Producer Gaele Sobott has brought together a panel of leading writer to provide tools and information to support people in developing their writing careers.

About the panel of writers

  • Gaele Sobott, a writer who has published a range of acclaimed works including Colour Me Blue and the biography, My Longest Round: the Life Story of Wally Carr.
  • Carly Findlay, blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist Carly challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance.
  • Gayle Kennedy, a proud member of the Wongaibon Clan of the Ngiayampaa speaking nation of South West NSW, Gayle is an award-winning writer and has published work in newspapers, magazines, literature journals, and for radio.
  • Kate Larsen, an Adelaide-based writer, arts manager and non-profit/cultural consultant, Kate is a disability advocate and ally with many years experience working in the arts and disability sectors in Australia and London.

You are invited to join this panel of thought leaders exploring the practice of emerging and established Deaf and disabled writers.

When: Sunday 7 July 2019, 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Where: Adelaide City Library, Level 3 – Rundle Place, Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Cost: FREE

Places are limited, so reserve your seat no later than Wednesday 3 July 2019.


Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

This event is presented by Access2Arts in partnership with City of Adelaide and Arts South Australia.
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