CRIPtic x Spread the Word are pleased to announce the new season of CRIPtic x Spread the Word Writers’ Salons – bi-monthly online workshops and readings for deaf and disabled writers.
The Salon aims to support, develop, promote, and feature underrepresented deaf and disabled writers and be an inclusive space where these writers can be part of a community, learn, have fun and share their work.
The new season starts in June 2022 and runs through to December 2022. Each Salon will have a workshop with an invited facilitator followed by a reading and Q&A from a guest writer and an opportunity for participants to take part in an open mic (five x five mins slots will be available at each Salon).
The Salon is open to deaf and disabled writers writing in any genre, new or more experienced and is hosted by Jamie Hale.
The Salon is free to attend and will take place on Zoom. The BSL interpreters are Michelle Wood and Jemima Hoadley.
CRIPtic x Spread the Word Salon dates and writers
If you prefer you can email [email protected] to book onto any of these events
Monday 13 June 2022
5.30pm – 6.30pm: Introduction to Playwriting workshop with Shahid Iqbal Khan
7pm – 8pm: reading by Kathryn O’Driscoll + open mic slots
More info and book here: https://cripticsalonjune2022.eventbrite.co.uk
Monday 8 August 2022
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop with Hannah Hodgson
7pm – 8pm: reading by Sahera Khan + open mic slots
More info and book here: https://cripticsalonaugust2022.eventbrite.co.uk
Monday 10 October 2022
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop with Emily Howlett on ‘Designing accessible and interactive workshops’
7pm – 8pm: reading with Emily Brenchi + open mic slots (lineup change from Sonny Nwachukwu)
More info and book here: https://cripticsalonoctober2022.eventbrite.co.uk
Monday 12 December 2022
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop ‘Writing the Body’ with Khairani Barokka
7pm – 8pm: reading by Khairani Barokka + open mic slots
More info and book here: https://cripticsalondecember2022.eventbrite.co.uk
All Salon sessions will be BSL Interpreted by Michelle Wood and Jemima Hoadley and be auto-captioned.
The Salon is a relaxed space.
Open Mic participants and guest readers will be asked to self-describe when introducing themselves.
Any images used at the Salon will be described, and Open Mic participants will be asked to describe any slides or images used in their own work.
We cannot guarantee a trigger-free space, and we will request that people participating in the Open Mic slots flag content likely to trigger.
Please do email us about any other access needs: [email protected]
What do you mean by d/Deaf and disabled?
When we say d/Deaf and/or disabled, we include within that neurodivergence, chronic and long-term health conditions and mental health conditions.
Do I need to sign up for the workshop and the reading to take part in the Salon?
No. You can sign up just for the workshop or the reading or for both.
How do I sign up to take part in the Open Mic?
- There will be five x 5 minute Open Mic slots available at each Salon.
Book a ticket for the reading or a joint workshop and reading ticket and you will be sent a Google Form to apply for a slot at the open mic. (This is also available as a Word document by request). We’ll let you know if you have an Open Mic slot by the Wednesday before the Salon takes place and you will be asked to send through copies of the work you will be reading for the BSL interpreters by the Friday morning before the Salon takes place.
We expect the open mic slots to be oversubscribed and will prioritise writers reading from a range of genres and those who have not read at the Salon before.
Published 11 April 2022
Updated 6 September 2022