F129. The Future Is Accessible
Friday, March 6, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Emily Rose Cole is the author of a Love & a Loaded Gun, 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.
Jess Silfa is an Afro Latinx, disabled, and queer writer and poet. They graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s in psychology and are currently working on their first novel about a tight-knit immigrant community as well as a chapbook of poems about the body.
Alice Wong is the Founder of the Disability Visibility Project. She is a copartner in DisabledWriters.com, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers, and #CripLit, a series of Twitter chats. Alice is also the editor of Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People.
Sandra Beasley is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Count the Waves, and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir. She edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. She teaches in the University of Tampa low-residency MFA program.