Untold Stories : Disability and Inclusion - why we need more disabled storytellers at Cheltenham Literature Festival
I’m pleased to be chairing a virtual panel at this year’s #CheltLitFest with Penny Parkes, Penny Batchelor and Jamie Hale.
Look out for Untold Stories : Disability and Inclusion - why we need more disabled storytellers.
Historically, disabled people have been silenced, their stories ignored or told by non-disabled writers. Disabled creators are now fighting to be seen and heard, working to gain visibility on book shelves and literary stages. Award-winning author Penny Parkes, poet and founder of CRIPtic Arts Jamie Hale and Penelope Batchelor, author and founder of Keep Festivals Hybrid discuss why the literary world needs to be more accessible and inclusive.
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Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about people who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.
I'm an author, disability activist, winner of the Good Housekeeping First Novel Competition and The EABA for Fiction 2020 and founder of Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI).
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Title: The Choice
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