the lost art of wasting time, and the lost art of embracing what doesn't come easy.
Stephanie Dale, The Write Road
A series of writing workshops for everyday wellbeing. Everyday Writing includes our flagship workshop, Song of the Soul - an event that changes lives, as people claim the writer they were born to be.
Connecting families and communities through the power of story. These workshops celebrate belonging, giving visibility and voice to individual and collective identity.
One of the greatest challenges facing a writer is telling a story that has been told ten thousand thousand times. These workshops open the senses to writing about the natural world.
A range of innovative workshops designed to empower individuals, communities and organisations to raise their voices in the public spheres of journalism, media, publishing and politics.
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Let's go for a wander and find the words to express your connection to the world around you.VIEW MORE
A beautiful gathering for people longing to begin work on writing projects.VIEW MORE
Writing and photography workshops that celebrate women's connection to remote landscapes.VIEW MORE
Australia is chock-full of people who are passionate about local values.VIEW MORE
Whose story is it anyway? Open your senses and let the countryside speak through you.VIEW MORE
Explore the advantages and pitfalls of myriad publishing options.VIEW MORE
Powerful tools for clarifying thoughts, solving problems, establishing new pathways.VIEW MORE
Establish yourself as a person of influence in the mediaVIEW MORE
People have stories to tell, towns have stories to be told! A delightful event that pools community wisdom.VIEW MORE
opened my eyes to ways that I can conquer my fears
feel less isolated within my community through hearing how much we have in common
Stephanie Dale has the gift of clarity. She brings her strengths – ideas, courage, discipline, persistence and passion – to everything she takes on.
The Write Road has assisted in providing stress management and relief for individuals and families in western NSW ... I strongly encourage other services to work with Stephanie Dale to bring about change in peoples lives
I believe in some way my life changed today
in a country area I feel the isolation and this is something I feel reaches out to me
Stephanie Dale is a firecracker! She certainly lit a fire under me! She helped me to realize my dream.
helped me let out feelings I had been hiding for a long time
Stephanie Dale’s editing and publishing support has been exceptional. She generously navigated me through editing my manuscript, helping me transform a tedious process into a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience.
would be a good experience for all farmers
positive venture to distract from grief, loss and bureaucracy after the bush fires
brilliant profound workshop
Our vision is to get the nation writing,
Our objective is the resurrection of creativity in everyday life, as a priority for all people.
Far from ‘wasting time’ (the most common reason people give for not writing the story they long to write), taking time out to rest, renew, create is good for individuals, families and communities.
Research shows that writing has significant and measurable impacts on mental and physical health and wellbeing. Writing can boost immune systems, raise spirits, relieve depression and even improve job prospects for the unemployed.
Who knows, writing may yet save national health budgets – it may even save a life.
Just about everybody has a story rattling around inside them, begging to be told. Most often, people long to write a personal story, family story or community history. Some people have bold, ambitious stories hidden in their hearts.
What almost everybody has in common are the reasons for not writing their story.
The Write Road is dedicated to overcoming these imagined obstacles, exchanging their debilitating impact on the human spirit for courage, optimism and resilience.
We are on a mission to empower people to tell their story, their way.
Calling all remote &/or isolated writers! Our next 12-week online creativity booster course starts soon. This course will equip new and unpublished writers with skills to coax out stories and introduce techniques to help you express your ideas clearly.Numbers are limited - for more information contact us.
The most common reason people in our workshops give for not writing is …. the fear of wasting time! If you have a story rattling around inside you and you need an explanation for why wasting time is important, read Stephanie Dale's editorial in the current edition of Country Web.Country Web editorial
Congratulations Liz Chappell on the launch of her first book, Celebrate the Seasons: A garden memoir of New England. ``Your workshops last year certainly put me on track and I've taken your suggestions on board - I'm delighted with the production of my gardening book.``Check out Celebrate the Seasons!
“The purpose of The Write Road is recovery – recovering human voices that have fallen silent, recovering spirits that are suffering for lack of hope, recovering the will to claim what is rightfully ours.” Thank you CRANAplus for inviting The Write Road founder Stephanie Dale to deliver the keynote address at the national conference in Alice Springs recently. Our story is our lifeline!
Congratulations Kylie Fisher! Kylie won the Western Region Light and Life Photograph Competition open section. ``This all started by being encouraged to follow my dream after attending your writing workshop - thank you!``Life & Light entries
This one’s for the storytellers of the west! Thank you for your support for our workshops, programs and events. And our thanks to Women Out West for acknowledging The Write Road’s work in rural and remote areas. Founder Stephanie Dale was honoured to accept the 2014 Women Out West Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Creativity.
A powerful event - the Campfire Celebration of Storytelling we held at Bourke's Festival of 1000 Stories. Random strangers reading the work of first-time writers around the fire beneath a stormy outback night. The stories are available for download - click the link below.Download your copy of the stories here.
The Youth Media Project is our latest initiative for the west - its focus is delivering practical media training - news journalism and photography - to youth in socially and geographically isolated areas, empowering them to tell their story, their way. They will learn the basic skills they need to define and take ownership of their relationship to the world around them.Talk to us!
The Write Road is available to travel anywhere on Earth where people would like a hand telling their stories.
If you’d like us to come your way sooner rather than later, contact us!
We look forward to meeting you.