Audible’s Indigenous Writers’ Circle Program Celebrates Indigenous Storytelling and Now Accepting Applications

NEWARK, NJ (April 28, 2022) – Audible has embarked on a mission to raise the voices of Indigenous peoples in Canada with the goal of improving equity and supporting reconciliation.

The Writers’ Circle will support the next wave of emerging Indigenous writers, leveraging Audible’s resources and creative community connections to provide mentorship and learning opportunities that will help program participants tell their own stories.

Emerging writers in the program will be matched with Indigenous mentors who will coach and guide participants through the creative process, and help them identify and pursue opportunities that match their goals as writers. Audible is delighted to welcome the following mentors as part of this year Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle including: Richard Van Camp (returning mentor), Angela Sterritt, Reneltta Arluk, Ryan McMahon, Janet Rogers, Dr. Jas M. Morgan and Clayton Thomas-Muller.

Attendees will also benefit from immersive workshops where they will learn from some of the industry’s leading creators, editors, content managers, writers and marketers. Audible will provide additional support to participants throughout the program, including guidance on how participants can promote their work. At the end of the program, depending on where each writer has progressed in their creative work and how they choose to share their writing, participants can explore opportunities with Audible.

The program will connect 21 participants with one of seven Indigenous mentors who will coach and guide them through the creative process, and help them identify and pursue opportunities that match their goals as writers. Application by writers is free and selected emerging writers are eligible for a grant to support their participation in the program. Each selected emerging writer is eligible for a CA$1,500 grant to support their participation in the program, and there is no cost to participate in the Writers Circle.

Celebrating its second year, the six-month mentoring and workshop program, Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circleis now accepting applications for the 2022 program. The program is open to First Nations, Inuit and Métis writers who can submit their application by the deadline of the May 31, 2022.

Further details on eligibility and mentor biographies are available on the website. here.

Declaration of non-discrimination
The Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle supports equal opportunity for all people, regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability or disability.

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