Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 6:30pm
Brockton Writers Series presents readings by
with special guest speaker
Dorothy Ellen Palmer
Glad Day Bookshop
499 Church Street, Toronto
The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and refreshments are available for sale.
The venue is accessible. Please refrain from wearing scents.
Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
And to the Canada Council for the Arts for travel funding!
“How Can We Work Together Towards the Respectful Representation of Marginalized Identities?”
Dorothy Ellen Palmer is a disabled senior writer, accessibility consultant, and retired high school Drama teacher and union activist. Her disability memoir, Falling For Myself, will appear with Wolsak and Wynn in Fall 2019. She can always be found tweeting @depalm.
She will the share stories of her experiences as a disability sensitivity reader, exploring the do’s and don’ts, the reach and limitations, the boundaries and ethics, of working collaboratively with abled writers. She will also talk about how disability sensitivity reading has helped her to understand the need for sensitivity readings.
Jim Nason is an author, teacher, publisher, and activist. His sixth poetry collection, Rooster, Dog, Crow was recently released with Frontenac House. He has also published a short story collection The Girl on the Escalator and his third novel, Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals, was recently published by Signature Editions. Jim is a Finalist for the 2018 ReLit Poetry Award.
Anubha Mehta is a Canadian writer, educator, and artist who was born in India. With a doctorate in Political Science and over two decades of Canadian public service experience, Anubha has been awarded for innovative program planning and working with diverse Canadian communities. Anubha has always balanced academics and public service
with art and has been a classical dancer, theatre-actor, painter and poet.
Anubha’s publication, The Politics of Nation Building and Art Patronage (2012), was a culmination of years of her research in the late 1990s.
Anubha’s debut novel Peacock in the Snow, was launched by Inanna Publications on September 28, 2018 in Toronto. It was selected for sponsorship by City of Toronto Arts Council- IFOA’s Toronto Lit Up. On October 20, 2018, the Toronto International Festival of Authors, showcased and spotlighted Anubha in a ‘Launch of Launches’ in a packed event to a community of readers, patrons, writers and authors. Peacock in the Snow was declared as one of the most anticipated books to read for Fall 2018 by the 49th Shelf. Visit her website for more information.
Judy Rebick is a life-long feminist activist, journalist and writer. She is the founder of rabble.ca, a former President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, a leader of the pro-choice movement and author of six books, most recently a memoir. Heroes in My Head. Follow her on twitter, @judyrebick, for her latest updates.
Vicky Moufawad-Paul is a Toronto-based curator and writer. She is the Director / Curator at A Space Gallery. She has curated exhibitions at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston), Carlton University Art Gallery (Ottawa), Gallery 101 (Ottawa), MAI: Montréal arts interculturels (Montreal), Latitude 53 (Edmonton), Contact Photography Festival (Toronto), InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre (Toronto), Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art (Toronto), A Space Gallery (Toronto), and 16 Beaver (New York City). She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and an MFA in Film and Video from York University. Vicky has published texts on several artists including Harun Farocki, James Luna, Emily Jacir, Wafaa Bilal, Mohammed Mohsen, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Erica Lord, John Halak, Rehab Nazzal, Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, Akram Zaatari, and Yto Barrada.