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Now recruiting writers to tell the stories of those Facing Disabilities

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We need Writers!

We’re looking for 20 writers in East Central Indiana to tell the stories of those facing disabilities.  Working with our community partner Hillcroft Services, writers will be matched with storytellers. Storytellers will include those facing disabilities from all angles – those with disabilities, those with disabled family members, those who serve individuals with disabilities, etc.

Writers and storytellers will meet, get to know each other, and the writer will write a story, anonymously, from a first-person perspective, as if they were that person.  The stories will be compiled into a book used to inspire local art and photography, and culminated into a final event of monologues and most importantly—community-wide awareness.  Hardcopies of the book will be distributed to local organizations and individuals who may benefit from the stories and Hillcroft’s services.

Hillcroft Services is a non-profit that provides a wide range of services for those with disabilities across 10 counties in East Central Indiana.

But none of the above can happen without a team of awesome writers. If you’re interested in being a writer, please send an email expressing your interest to howdy@facingproject.com or call one of the project’s organizers – Kelsey Timmerman (937-423-3517) or J.R. Jamison (765-749-2359).

We will begin making matches in July.

The Commitment

On average, writers spend 4 hours completing a Facing Project story. That’s two hours to meet with your storyteller and two hours to write the story.  There are additional opportunities to get involved with the project, such as touring Hillcroft Services as a  group and attending our “how to write a Facing Project” story session, but they aren’t mandatory. Writers will have 6 weeks to collect and write their stories.

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