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.

Telescope gives people with disability a platform for self-expression and a way to share their writing talents with the community.

Shares Telescope artist Pavlina McMaster, “I write to process, to inform, to advocate and to vent. It’s an amazing way to process my feelings and my world.”

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


Friday 27 November, from 6pm to 8pm


Online (Zoom)

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.