R118. Invisible Disabilities, Necessary Supports

B115, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


This panel will look at the many issues that people with invisible disabilities can face in creative writing programs as well as strategies and structures that programs can adopt to lessen those struggles. From discussing pedagogical concerns like challenge of putting subtext into dialogue for some writers on the spectrum to helping students with high school IEPs transition to college to managing the daunting and stressful life of rejection and competition in writing programs.



Zeke Jarvis is a Professor at Eureka College and an instructor at APUS. His books include So Anyway..., a collection of introductions to poems that don't exist; In A Family Way; and Lifelong Learning.

Aby Kaupang is the author of NOS, disorder not otherwise specifiedDisorder 299.00, & Little “g” God Grows Tired of Me. She holds master’s degrees in both CW & Occupational Therapy & served as Fort Collins' Poet Laureate from '15–'17.

Clare Paniccia is a doctoral candidate at Oklahoma State University where she works as an associate editor of the Cimarron Review.

Pat Berryhill has been published in Incunabula, YESweekly, Cultural weekly, Breath and Shadow, Change Seven Magazine, Fictional Pairings, Wicked Banshee Press, and The Arrival Magazine. Pat is the founder and coeditor of Wraith Infirmity Muses, an e-zine giving platform to invisible illness.

Emily Rose Cole is the author of Love & a Loaded Gun, a chapbook of persona poems in women's voices. She holds an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is currently a PhD student in poetry and disability studies at the University of Cincinnati.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center