F265. Not Invisible: Editors of Literary Journals Speak Out on Disability and Building Inclusive Writing Communities
Friday, February 10, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Sheila McMullin, poet and intersectional feminist, is the author of daughterrarium. She works with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and maintains the online site MoonSpit Poetry. A community-based workshop leader, she holds an MFA from George Mason University.
Marlena Chertock is the poetry editor for District Lit and a graduate of the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House. Her first collection of poetry is On that One-Way Trip to Mars. She uses her skeletal dysplasia and chronic pain as a bridge to scientific poetry.
Jill Khoury edits Rogue Agent, a journal of embodied poetry and art, teaches in the Young Writers Institute and Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative, and has three collections of poetry, Borrowed Bodies, Chance Operations, and Suites for the Modern Dancer.
Michael Northen edits Wordgathering, A Journal of Disability and Literature. He is coeditor of the anthologies Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. For fourteen years he facilitated the Inglis House Poetry Workshop for writers with disability in Philadelphia.
Sheryl Rivett is an essayist and fiction writer currently at work on a memoir and novel. She serves as an editor at ROAR magazine and as a story ambassador for Youshare. She holds her MA in creative nonfiction from Johns Hopkins University and her MFA in fiction from George Mason University.