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The Deaf Kids Writing Workshops
12 Dec 2014
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The Deaf Kids Writing Workshops were funded by the Cassandra Gantner Foundation and delivered in partnership with Arts Access Victoria and Lachlann Carter from 100 Story Building in Footscray.

17 children in Grades 4 to 6, from Furlong Park School for Deaf children and the Victorian College of the Deaf, participated in the workshops, which were held over six weeks at 100 Story Building. The resulting stories were then presented by the children, in Auslan, to a full house as part of the Schools Program for the 2014 Melbourne Writers’ Festival.

The Deaf Kids Writing Workshops gave deaf and hard of hearing children the opportunity to creatively express themselves in a supportive and safe environment, with facilitators and support workers with extensive experience of working with deaf and hard of hearing children and/or children from linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The public outcome gave the kids the opportunity to present their stories to a broader audience at a major arts event, giving them confidence and a sense of achievement and pride. Lachlann Carter from 100 Story Building declared the workshops to be the best project he’d worked on in 2014.
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