Writing workshop to focus on disabilities

February 7, 2011

The Disability Resource Center and DiversiKey are sponsoring a free six-week writing workshop for Purdue faculty, staff and students. The workshop will focus on crafting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that tackles the subject of disability.

The organizers are seeking people who are interested in challenging traditional notions of disability and want to offer their own perspective on an experience that is unique for everyone. Participants are not required to have a disability; they are welcome to write about a friend or family member, too. All levels of writing experience or skill are welcome.

Purdue creative writing instructors, including the main facilitator who is a deaf writer himself, will lead the sessions.
Starting on Feb. 15, participants will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays over the next month and a half, culminating in a public reading and reception during Disability Awareness Month. Commitment to attending all six sessions is mandatory, though participating in the public reading is optional. There will not be a session during spring break.

Space is limited. Those interested in participating are encouraged to visit www.disabilitywriting.com  for more information and to reserve a spot in the workshop.

For more information:
* Alex Camarota at acamarot@purdue.edu.
* Stephanie Adams at 49-41790 or sadams@purdue.edu.
* Christopher Munt at 49-67675 or cdmunt@purdue.edu.