Telescope: In the voice of the writer

Experience Telescope at the Melbourne Fringe Festival online

Our annual Telescope writers’ showcase is back – this time, at Melbourne Fringe Festival! The audience will hear stories from diverse writers with lived experience of disability, in their voices. Writing categories include anything from true crime to fan fiction, memoir, and poetry.

At Scope, we live by the motto, ‘see the person’. We launched the Telescope writing competition in 2014 to help audiences do just that. Each year, writers have the opportunity to present their work at the awards.

This year’s theme is “My Life, My Words”. Its aim is to empower a diverse group of people with disability to share their perspectives and showcase their works through voice, recordings and other mediums. Telescope gives people with disability a platform for self-expression and a way to share their writing talents with the community.

During the event, writers will share stories describing their lives and the world from their perspective.
The pieces will be delivered via a mix of live performance and pre-recordings hosted on the Melbourne Fringe Festival’s digital platform. This ensures that everyone will be able to attend and makes a totally accessible event.

Tickets to ‘In The Voice of the Writer’ are free, but need to be booked prior to the event. More information on the Telescope ‘In the Voice of the Writer’ event can be found on the Melbourne Fringe Festival website. The event will be captioned and include Auslan interpreting.

So, join us at the Telescope awards online to hear these fantastic stories for yourself!


Friday 15 October, from 6pm to 8pm



Book your free tickets to Telescope now

‘Telescope – in the voice of the writer’ is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program. Delivered in association with Melbourne City Libraries.