Whew, that summer hiatus felt super quick, but it’s September, so it’s back to the Spoonie Author Network! There are some exciting things on the horizon:
- Our monthly Spoonie Authors Podcast, hosted by Dianna Gunn, resumes on September 10, featuring Tangela Williams-Spann, author of Sad, Black, and Fat: Musing from the Intersection. (Here’s my review of it!) You can check out the other episodes, too!
- Our weekly Twitter chat, #SpoonieAuthChat returns this Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time! Anyone who writes and manages spoons is welcome. Hope you can join us!
- More blog posts are forthcoming! I’m juggling some exciting new projects, so please bear with me as I gather up the contributors. We are all volunteers, so I’m very grateful for the articles we receive!
In 2019, Kohenet Talia C. Johnson and me (Cait Gordon) co-edited the Nothing Without Us anthology. It was well-received, became a 2020 Prix Aurora Award finalist, and was taught twice as part of the syllabus in a Disability Studies course at Trent University. But what we’d found really interesting was how before the collection had even been published, several disabled authors had asked us, “When are you doing the next one?”
Well, Talia and I won another pitch at Renaissance press, so from September 30, 2021 through January 31, 2022, we will be reading submissions for the Nothing Without Us Too anthology! To learn more about this project, please visit our website.
Thanks, as always
As the Spoonie Authors Network heads towards its fifth year anniversary, I’d just like to thank everyone again who has volunteered their time, chatted with us on Twitter, and who have followed our blog and podcast.
May your spoons be plenty!