Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the sacred lands on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nations and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past present and future.

We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first storytellers; and that knowledge transfer through storytelling is imbedded in the very DNA of this Country.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

May 2023

Storming the City 2023: Train the Trainers

Friday fortnightly from May to August 2023, ONLINE program.

Storming the City is a Victorian Writers Centre Writeability program designed to see writers with disability recognised, celebrated and employed in the City of Melbourne. It is funded by the City of Melbourne via their Arts and Creative Investments Partnership program.

Storming the City 2023: Train the Trainers 

Train the Trainers is a program for new and emerging disabled writers, guided by industry professionals. Over four months, 16 emerging, disabled writers will attend skill building sessions from different industry professionals. Sessions will be held ONLINE fortnightly on Fridays from May to August 2023. The program aims to provide skills and experience in a range of industry related activities, including:
* pitching to festivals and events,
* moderating and appearing on panels,
* teaching creative writing to a diverse range of audiences,
* performing and speaking in public,
* networking and social media,
* the business side of freelance writing.

Jane Harrison, on behalf of Blak & Bright, will be facilitating a workshop about Festivals:

Literary Festivals are exciting to attend and even more exciting when you’re programmed into one! This workshop will cover what it’s like to moderate a panel or a one-on-one discussion, including interview preparation and technique. You will also learn what festival programmers are looking for in artists and events, and how to stand out from the crowd.

Applications are open to writers within Australia, but preference will be given to Victorian writers. For further details, and to apply, please go to our Submittable page. 

If Submittable is not accessible for you, please contact Jess, the Writeability Program Manager at Writers Victoria. 

Ph: (03) 9917 8462

E: writeability@writersvictoria.org.au