F171. The Future is Disabled: A Reading of Disabled Writers on What's Next
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Raymond Luczak is the author and editor of over twenty books, encompassing poetry, fiction, memoir, and drama. Titles include Flannelwood, The Kinda Fella I Am: Stories, and QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology. A Lambda Literary Award finalist, he has been nominated nine times for the Pushcart Prize.
Jess Silfa is an Afro-Latinx disability and LGBTQ rights advocate. They are working on their first novel about an immigrant community in the South Bronx.
Marlena Chertock has two books of poetry: Crumb-sized and On that one-way trip to Mars. She uses her skeletal dysplasia as a bridge to scientific poetry. Marlena lives in Washington, DC and serves as Communications Coordinator for the LGBTQ Writers Caucus.
Avery M. Guess is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry. A PhD student at the University of South Dakota, her chapbook The Patient Admits is available now, and The Truth Is, a full-length collection of poetry, is forthcoming. She is the assistant poetry editor for South Dakota Review.