CRIPtic Writers’ Salon is a bimonthly event CRIPtic and Spread the Word run on Zoom, hosted by Jamie Hale. It features a workshop run by a deaf or disabled writer. After this there is a break, a reading and a Q&A with another deaf or disabled writer. Finally there is an open mic session with five slots of five minutes long, and of course there is BSL interpretation. If you have other access needs please get in touch.

We are passionate about giving opportunities to emerging excellent deaf and disabled writers. We are really excited about the people who will be leading workshops and giving readings.

For more about the Salon or to get involved, see the Spread the Word website

Book for the Salon

You can book into all open Salon’s below. If Eventbrite is inaccessible to you, please email us on and we will register you directly.

Past salons

Monday 21 June 2021  
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop by Jamie Hale 
7pm – 8pm: reading by Antonia Jade King + open mic slots 

Monday 16 August 2021 
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop by Jenny Alderton 
7pm – 8pm: reading by Hayleigh Barclay + open mic slots 

Monday 18 October 2021  
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop by Shannon Yee 
7pm – 8pm: reading by Tom Ryalls + open mic slots 

Monday 13 December 2021 
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop by DL Williams 
7pm – 8pm: reading by Penny Pepper + open mic slots 

Monday 21 February 2022  
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop by Ayesha Chouglay
7pm – 8pm: reading by Karl Knights + open mic slots 

Monday 11 April 2022  
5.30pm – 6.30pm: workshop by Inigo Purcell 
7pm – 8pm: reading by Betty Doyle + open mic slots