September will welcome the launch of the Staff Disability Network book club where we will read and discuss books themed around disability.
We hope to highlight books in which disabled characters play a prominent role and voices of disabled people are amplified. The Guardian recently published an article commenting on the lack of (positive) disability representation in literature, so there is still progress to be made.
Join us for our first ever online Book Club, Friday 23 September, 13:00 to 14:00.
About the book
We will be reading Disability Visibility: First-person stories from the 21st century, edited by Alice Wong.
Alice “brings together an urgent, galvanizing collection of personal essays by disabled people in the 21st century”
The book “gives a glimpse of the vast richness and complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own assumptions and understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and past with hope and love”.