NYPL Disability Pride Virtual Author Talk with Andrew Leland
Happy #DisabilityPrideMonth! I’m thrilled to be spending one evening of this month speaking with fellow blind writer, podcast producer, and all-around lovely human, Andrew Leland for a New York Public Library (NYPL) virtual Author Talk on Thursday, July 21, 6:30-8pm ET…
NYPL Event Details
July is Disability Pride Month, a special time to honor the diversity and uniqueness of each person in the disability community. In this conversation, authors M. Leona Godin and Andrew Leland discuss their work and journeys toward understanding and embracing blind pride.
This program will be streamed live on Zoom. You must register with your email address above in order to receive the link to participate.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
M. Leona Godin is a writer, performer, educator, and the author of There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Playboy, O Magazine, Electric Literature, Catapult, and other print and online publications. Godin holds a PhD in English, and besides her many years teaching literature and humanities courses at NYU, she has lectured on art, accessibility, technology, and disability at such places as Tandon School of Engineering, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the American Printing House for the Blind. Her online magazine exploring the arts and sciences of smell and taste, Aromatica Poetica, publishes writing and art from around the world.
Andrew Leland‘s book about the world of blindness (and figuring out his place in it) is forthcoming from Penguin Press. His writing and audio stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, newyorker.com, Radiolab, McSweeney’s, 99 Percent Invisible, and elsewhere. He is a contributing editor to the Believer, and hosted KCRW’s experimental arts-and-culture podcast the Organist.
GET THE BOOK FROM NYPL
- There Plant Eyes : A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness by M. Leona Godin