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Museum of disABILITY History to Host Panel Discussion, Open Mic

Event focuses on contributions of writers with disabilities

February 27, 2014: The Museum of disABILITY History will host “Out of the Shadows: Join the Conversation,” a unique two-day event which takes a close look at the lives and contributions of writers with disabilities.
On Friday, March 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., a reading and panel discussion will be held at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. Writers with disabilities as well as those who cover disability in their work will discuss “crip lit” culture, what it means to them and how it empowers writers of difference. Speakers include: Sally Bittner Bonn, a Rochester-‐based mother and disability writer; Lisa Cunningham, educator and poet; Beth Geyer, local disability arts educator, playwright, editor/writer and artistic director of Unique Productions UP!; and Lizz Schumer, writer, reporter and editor. Admission is $6 and free for members of the Museum of disABILITY History.

Also taking place at the Museum of disABILITY History is an open mic with local and regional writers on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. Writers with disabilities will share their stories and contributions. Writer, reporter and editor, Lizz Schumer, will open conversation about the importance of writers with disabilities. Admission for this event is free.
Registration is encouraged for both events. Call 716-629-3626 to reserve your spot.
The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.

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