Writing with Disabilities – Kerri Shying

Event Date:

May 29, 2021

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Mansfield House

Is your storytelling light on diversity? Do you wish to include people with disability in your writing or write your own experiences? We  will use a variety of visual, tactile and audio prompts to produce and edit your ‘on the day’ work.

Kerri Shying is an experienced peer convenor, poet and fiction writer who will share two hours of safe, inclusive practice for groups and your individual home practice. Speak your mind!

Neurodiverse practice, sensory tips, using tech/empathy for beginnners.

Yes, support animals, relaxed session, weighted cushion and blanket, recorded session.


Kerri Shying is a poet of Wiradjuri and Chinese family, publishing across many journals and anthologies.

She is the author of a bilingual pocketbook of poems “sing out when you want me”,2017, Flying Island Press,   “Elevensies”, 2018 Puncher and Wattman and “Knitting Mangrove Roots”2019, Flying Island Press.

Kerri  held the Varuna Dr Eric Dark Flagship Fellowship for 2019 for her current collection  ‘Know Your Country” 2020, Puncher and Wattman, and was shortlisted in 2017 for both the Helen Ann Bell Prize and the Noel Rowe Award.

Kerri has been convenor of Write Up for 5 years, a free arts/writing group for people living with disability.

She lives with disability in Newcastle, NSW with her famous dog Max Spangly.

Kerri is a nominee in https://theaspireawards.com.au 2020, an activity of the Human Rights Commission, for disability activism in the arts, and has an art practice in fibre arts.

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 15 (15 Left:)
  • Mansfield House
  • 315 High St
  • Maitland

Event Schedule Details

  • May 29, 2021 9:00 am   -   11:00 am
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