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Saturday, April 4 • 9:00am - 10:00am
5A: Different Worlds and Different Bodies: the Disabled Figure in Literature

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From Tiny Tim to the Seven Dwarves, disability in literature all too often falls into ableist tropes that continue to perpetuate disabled exclusion. 

How, then, do we look to expand disability representation in literature? How can we work toward representing the vast richness of disability experience on the page in thoughtful, inclusive ways?

Join writer Amanda Leduc on a part-history adventure, part-brainstorming discussion, all-round fabulous discussion class on how to increase disability representation in your work in ways that centre and respect the disabled experience.

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Amanda Leduc

Author, DISFIGURED: ON FAIRY TALES, DISABILITY, AND MAKING SPACE
Amanda Leduc is a disabled author with cerebral palsy whose essays and stories have appeared in publications across Canada and the US. She holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews, UK. Her first novel, The Miracles of Ordinary Men, was published... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Stuart Room - 4th Floor