Writing Dis’stories is a free, national, two-day creative writing workshop series for disabled writers. The event is run by Bournemouth University with Quality Research funding. Whether you are an established or aspiring writer, this event seeks to bring together talent and creativity, facilitated within a Higher Education environment.
We have an exciting itinerary of writing workshops planned to inspire creativity and to address imbalances in disability representation. This event has been organised by published writer and Associate English Lecture Charlotte (she/her). Charlotte’s prose has previously been nominated for Penguin’s 2020 WriteNow Talent Scheme, and her regular ad hoc life-style pieces are published in the Metro.
Highlights include an online guest talk (Day 2) from author Penny Batchelor (she/her), whose debut novel My Perfect Sister was longlisted for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2020. Our in-person event (Day 1) will feature a poetry session from Associate English Lecturer and award-winning poet Imran Khan (he/him).
The creative writing workshop days are fully funded by Bournemouth University. The event aims to tackle inaccuracies in representation through creative writing methods, following the principles of the Social Model of Disability. Travel bursaries are available. Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided at the in-person event, plus an optional accessibility tour of BU’s Talbot campus.
Our Day Two session will be online and is prioritised towards those who cannot attend BU’s campus. You are welcome to attend both writing days if you can, different activities are planned across the two sessions.
The sessions are led by Associate English Lecturer and Writer Charlotte Grace Fodor (she/her) and supported by Principal Academic Dr Simon Frost (he/him).
Where and When?
Day 1, In person: April 26th, Talbot Campus, FGO6
Day 2, Online: April 27th, Zoom
Upon booking, Charlotte will be in contact about any access or dietary requirements. If you have any queries, Charlotte can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org