On Sunday 24th March, I was privileged to attend the book launch of “Here we are, read us: Women, disability and writing”, a book that creatively explores the sometimes complicated and often neglected relationship between writing and disability.

This little book with big ideas features eight diverse, well-known and emerging women writers. They are Tusiata Avia, Steff Green, Helen Vivienne Fletcher, Charlotte Simmonds, Michele Leggott, Trish Harris, Te Awhina Arahanga and Robin Hyde (the only non-living writer). They are novelists, poets, essayists, playwrights, memoirists, and bloggers. The important thing they have in common is that they all share the lived experience of disability.

In “Here we are, read us”, they talk frankly about the intersection of disability and writing, sharing the insights and experience that enrich their work. It will be available at no cost in a variety of accessible formats: in hard copy including large print; and online as an audiobook, an e-book with accessible downloadable files, and in braille from the Blind Foundation.

Further information, including electronic downloads can be found here…

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