Rochester Writes: Writing Disabled Characters Online
Disability is often an overlooked identity in literature. However, it can be an enriching identity to be featured within your writing. In this class we will discuss the reasons why disabled people aren't portrayed in the best light within literature and media and share examples of good writing on disabled characters and tips on how to write disabled characters with accuracy and empathy.
This class takes place online via Zoom. It is a weekly four-part series; when registering, please plan on participating in all four sessions. The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the first class.
Instructor Luticha André Doucette is a veteran disability justice advocate. She is a graduate of the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship program, an AUCD Emerging Leader, an inductee into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame established by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition and the 2020 – 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awardee from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Luticha’s research and writing has been featured in various publications such as Toxicon, The New York Times, and Yes! Magazine. She is the owner of Catalyst Consulting, which helps organizations, leaders, and advocates examine equity across race, gender identity, and disability in policies, practices, procedures, and relationships.
- Dates & Times:
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, September 13, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, September 20, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, September 27, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday, October 4, 2021
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Central Library
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.