Aspiring writers to find their own voice

SPEAKING OUT: Jax Jacki Brown will be the guest speaker at the Find Your Own Voice writer's forum at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka on Thursday. Picture: Paul Dunn

SPEAKING OUT: Jax Jacki Brown will be the guest speaker at the Find Your Own Voice writer's forum at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka on Thursday. Picture: Paul Dunn

People with disabilities will be able to explore their professional writing skills though the Own Voices Forum in Ballarat on Thursday.

The free forum will explore how writing and storytelling can develop new ways of thinking about the individual, people with disabilities and the community. The program runs from 9.45am to 3.30pm.

The forum is for people with a disability in Ballarat and the Central Highlands region.

Arts and community development workers, disability and health service providers, and teachers can also attend.

Workshops, author talks and webinars for people with disability interested in writing for creativity and employment are part of the program.

The forum is part of Write-ability Goes Regional and Online, a fully-accessible and disability-led writing initiative.

It was built on self-told stories, disability-leadership, peer support and opportunities for the quietest voices.

Visit writersvictoria.org.au for more information about the event.