F125. Hands, a Flurry of Words: A Reading by Deaf Writers

Salon F, Washington Convention Center, Level One
Friday, February 10, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am


How many Deaf writers do you know? One, two? No? How about five? These five Deaf published writers will welcome you with their poems and stories on communicating and treated differently. Having this many Deaf writers together for a single reading and perform their work in American Sign Language (ASL) is an extraordinarily rare event anywhere. Come treat your eyes and ears for a bit of literary history!



Raymond Luczak is the author and editor of eighteen books encompassing poetry, fiction, memoir, and drama, including Mute and QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology. He is the editor of Callisto: A Queer Fiction Journal.

Tonya Stremlau is the editor of The Deaf Way II Anthology: A Literary Collection by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Writers. Her own writing is primarily short stories. She teaches writing and other courses at Gallaudet University.

Christopher Heuer is a professor of English at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. He is also the author of Bug: Deaf Identity and Internal Revolution and All Your Parts Intact: Poems. His work has additionally appeared in many anthologies and periodicals.

Pamela Wright Moers has worked with ASL for twenty-nice years. All her jobs and studies have included the use of language, earning her degrees in English, education, theater, and linguistics. Her work can be found in the DeafWay II Anthology, Introduction to American Deaf Culture, and various journals.

Kristen Ringman is the deaf author of Makara, a novel set in India, Italy, and Ireland. Her writing can be found in QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology and other places. She is working on a YA science fiction novel set in SE Asia and a novel about a deaf Swedish skogsnymf in love with a German artist.


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