Writing Competition: Speak Out for International Day for People with Disability

If you want to write about your experience as a person with disability, here’s your chance!

To commemorate International Day for Persons with Disability on 3 December, Hunter Writers Centre is seeking stories about living with a disability.

Your story could win a prize:

First place $500; second place $200; and third prize $100.

Here are some ideas:

•    Tell us about the social attitudes and barriers you have experienced and some of the solutions you’ve come up with.

•    Share your good news story about an experience in which you felt genuinely included.

•    Give yourself permission to write about the parts of your disability that you find painful or difficult to share with others.

A selection of stories will be read at a live reading by experienced public readers. Prizes will also be awarded at this event. 

Time and venue to be advised. 

The competition closes November 9.

Entry is free and open to anyone with a disability in the Hunter* who is aged 15 and over.

Contributions must be 500 words or less.

Email your story to inclusion@hunterwriterscentre.org

Make sure you include your name, telephone number and your suburb.

Enquiries about the competition can also be sent to this email address.

What you need to know

You can write using a different name if you want to.

We can match you with a writing buddy from Hunter Writers Centre if you would like some assistance to write or edit your piece.

The competition will be judged by three people with experience in writing, living and working with disability.

Your contribution will be judged anonymously.

Your name will be removed from your piece by Hunter Writers Centre staff before it is given to the judges.

If you do not win a prize, your piece may still be selected for publishing on the HWC blog.

*The Hunter region is defined as any suburb in the Local Government Areas of: Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Great lakes, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter, Dungog and Gloucester.

Category: News
Region: Newcastle
Artform: Literature,

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