Ad-Hoc Committee on Conference Accessibility
The AWP Ad-Hoc Committee on Conference Accessibility develops best practices for general conference accessibility, increases awareness of accessibility to the broader AWP membership, and strategizes solutions for city-specific accessibility obstacles. The overarching purpose of this committee is to establish consistent, open, and productive communication about accessibility at the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair.
We would like to thank the members of this committee for their invaluable work.
Members of this committee include:
Sarah Katz is a deaf poet, freelance journalist, and professor who lives in Northern Virginia. Her poetry has appeared in Bear Review, Redivider, RHINO Poetry, Rogue Agent, and The Shallow Ends. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, the New York Times, and Slate. She earned her MFA in creative writing from American University and her BA in English from the University of Maryland. She currently teaches creative writing and freshman composition to undergraduate students at Gallaudet University. Find her on Twitter at @sarahbea89 or visit https://sarahbeakatz.com..
Khadijah QueenPhD, is the author of six books, including I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (2017), which was praised in O Magazine, the New Yorker, Rain Taxi, and the Los Angeles Review as “quietly devastating,” and “a portrait of defiance that turns the male gaze inside out.” Her essay about the pandemic, “False Dawn,” appears in Harper’s Magazine, and her latest book, Anodyne, was published in August 2020 by Tin House.
Kathi Wolfe’s poetry has appeared in Poetry, the New York Times, and other publications. Her most recent collection is Love and Kumquats: New and Selected Poems (BrickHouse Books, 2019). She is a contributor to the anthologies: QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology and Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. In 2020, Wolfe received a grant from PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund. Wolfe was a 2008 Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writers Retreat Fellow. She was on Split This Rock’s original planning committee. She is a columnist with the Washington Blade, the LGBTQ paper.
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