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Disability Writes Back!

with Jackie Hagan, Owen Lowery and Tom Shakespeare

In association with Writers’ Centre Norwich

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Book four or more events at the City of Literature Weekend and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46).

Where are all the disabled writers? Poets Owen Lowery and Jackie Hagan join Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare to discuss the challenges they face and what society must do to break down these barriers.

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Important information

Assisted performances: BSL logo. Captioning logo. BSL interpreted and Captioned

Duration: c. 1 hour

Jackie Hagan

'Some People Have Too Many Legs'

2 Minutes with Owen Lowery

(subtitled)

Jackie Hagan

Jackie Hagan is a multi-award winning writer and performer. She runs workshops to help people who have been silenced, failed, vilified or forgotten to find their own voice. She received a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship this year. Jackie is a working-class, queer amputee.

Owen Lowery

Owen Lowery was formerly a British Judo champion until he suffered a spinal injury while competing and is now a tetraplegic. He has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Bolton University, where he is completing his PhD. His poetry has appeared in Stand and PN Review, and has been listed in the Bridport Prize, the Welsh Open Poetry Competition, the Virginia Warbey Prize, and the International Sonnet Competition.

Tom Shakespeare

Tom Shakespeare is Professor of Disability Research at Norwich Medical School, UEA. He has written or edited a dozen books on disability and on genetics. He has previously worked a stand-up comedian on the disability arts circuit, authored three TV documentaries, and did a one-man show at Newcastle’s Live Theatre. He is contributing to Charles Fernyhough’s edited collection Others.

Tickets

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Book four or more events at the City of Literature Weekend and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46).

In association with Writers’ Centre Norwich

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Image credits: Masthead image © Lee Baxter