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 d/Deaf and disabled writers.

The Salon aims to support, develop, promote, and feature underrepresented d/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 d/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


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:


5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop with Hannah Hodgson

7pm – 8pm: reading by Sahera Khan + open mic slots

More info and book here:


5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop with Emily Howlett

7pm – 8pm: reading with Sonny Nwachukwu + open mic slots

More info and book here:


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:


Accessibility Information:

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.

They 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  about any other access needs:

Published on:
27 May 2022


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