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Writing Poetry About Disability
Or How To “Crip” Your Poem
June 15 @ 6:00 pm – July 27 @ 8:00 pm
An online workshop with Governor General’s Award Winner Jacob Scheier
Thursday: 6-8pm Central Time: June 15-July 27 (off-week June 29)
In this six-week online workshop-course, participants will learn techniques and devices for writing poetry about disability with a disability (social-political) consciousness, also known as “Crip Poetry: a radical subgenre of poetry focused on self-defining disability against the norms of a society made by and for able-bodied/minded people.
This workshop is open to anyone who identifies as having a disability: this is not limited to physical disability, but includes psychological disability: such as (but not limited to), those who identify as neurodiverse and/or psychiatric survivors.
Writers of all levels of experience are welcome.
Jacob Scheier is the author of three full length poetry collections with ECW Press, including Is This Scary? (2021): a poetic chronicle of mental suffering and chronic illness. His poems have been published in magazines and anthologies across North America, been nominated for a National Magazine Award, and Longlisted for the CBC Poetry.
Jacob has been facilitating poetry workshops on disability since 2019 for a variety of communities and institutions, most recently as the Fall 2022 Writer in Residence at the University of Manitoba
To register or for more information contact Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info about Jacob, go to http://jacobscheier.ca
Cost: $250—Sliding Scale for those in financial need