The Disability Pride flag, which consists of a lightning bolt of Green, red, white, yellow, blue strips on a black field, is overlaid with semi-transparent photos and event info: My author photo of me looking at my portrait with Moses, my white cane, is in the upper left and a photo of Andrew standing in the cold with books and brandishing his white cane is in the upper right.. Centered and below us is a cut-out photo of the iconic NYPL lion laying with his head up in profile. By Alabaster Rhumb.

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

More info HERE. Register HERE.

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.


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 TimesPlayboyO MagazineElectric LiteratureCatapult, 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, 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.



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