Finding our unique voice – and the courage to tell our stories to ‘unknown’ others – is one of the most daunting challenges for writers. For a small group of women in their middle years, (a time when we felt almost invisible) forming a group to listen to and guide the development of unique voices has been a life-changing experience. This report by Chrissy Arthur (ABC Regional Radio, QLD Australia) [July 2016] gave life to a huge response from women in Australia as they recognised the importance of creating spaces for writing together and supporting one another – even at a distance.
For this group of women, there was no physical meeting, and no ‘workshop’. They met and built trust through their connection with one friend – and the connections grew.
This radio feature explores how a group of friends become midwives to one anothers’ writing.