As part of Disability History Month, we'll be hosting a series of creative writing events to address imbalances in the representation of disability issues and narrative identities. Run by Charlotte Fodor, a published writer and academic, Writing Dis'stories aims to support disabled writers and anyone with an interest in disability issues.
We're hosting the following sessions:
13 November – SH001 (13.00–15.00)
Reclaiming narrative histories during Disability History Month – creative writing as a form of literary activism.
23 November – SH001 (10.00–12.00)
From stereotypes to empowerment: reimagining disability metaphors.
23 November – Online (15.00–16.00)
Beyond tokens and tropes: disability representation in crime and thriller fiction with bestselling author Penny Batchelor.
8 December – Online (11.00–13.00)
Dismantling ableism: the power of 'writing back'.
These events are open to both students and staff, but spaces are limited – so be quick!