The Writer’s Space Writing Group

The Writer's Space writing group is a free six-week program open to writers with a lived experience of disability and facilitated by Fiona Murphy.

The Writer's Space writing group is a six-week program open to writers with disability. Writers at all levels of experience and working in any genre are welcome.

Facilitated by Fiona Murphy, each session will focus on a different theme - from idea generation to developing compelling characters. Using writing prompts and exercises, we'll spend time writing in a fun and supportive environment. We'll also chat about the writing life, including submitting work for publication and how to stay motivated!

In the final week there will also be a special Q&A session with guest writer, Katerina Bryant. Katerina is a writer and PhD student based on Kaurna land (Adelaide). Her first book, Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History (NewSouth), was published in 2020.

The program is free, but registrations are essential at Eventbrite.

The program will be running every Wednesday evening on the following dates: 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 7 July, 14 July and 21 July 2021

About Fiona Murphy

Fiona Murphy is a deaf poet and essayist. Her work has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Griffith Review, Big Issue, among other publications. In 2019, she was awarded the Overland Fair Australia Essay Prize. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Richell Prize and highly commended by the Wheeler Centre Next Chapter program. Her memoir, The Shape of Sound, was released in March 2021.



Penrith Library – Library Theatrette
601 High Street
Penrith NSW 2750