On Friday, September 15, the Disability Literature Consortium will be participating in Philalalia at Temple University. Philalalia is an annual event for independent book book publishers and related artists. The Dis Lit Consortium will be represented there by Michael Northen, editor of Wordgathering. He will be there to talk with interested writers about journals that actively seek work from writers with disabilities like Breath and Shadow, Kaleidoscope, Deaf Poetry Society, Rogue Agent and Intima, as well as a few publishers such as Handtype Press and Nine Arches Press who focus on disability-related work.
Of course, we will also have books for sale representing the wide variety of literary genres that disabled writers work in. Philalalia will be held at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. The Disability Literature Consortium will be participating on Friday from noon to 5:30. We will be happy to talk with writers about getting their work published in our journals and to show you what the field of disability literary work has to offer. Students taking a disability studies class or instructors teaching one, won’t find a more concentrated offering of work around. You can find out more about the vendors and events for Philalalalia at http://www.philalalia.com. You can also follow the the events on twitter. If you are in the Philadelphia area, we hope you will come by and see us.