Featured SpAN Author: Derek Newman-Stille
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Featured SpAN Author: Derek Newman-Stille

Derek Newman-Stille is the nine-time Prix Aurora Award winning creator of Speculating Canada. They are completing their PhD at Trent University, researching representations of disability in Canadian speculative fiction. Derek is the anthology editor of Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales From the Margins and the Prix Aurora Award nominated We Shall Be Monsters. Derek has published in fora … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Jamieson Wolf
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Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Jamieson Wolf

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. Always lovely to have you on the Spoonie Authors Network, Jamieson! Can you please introduce yourself … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer
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Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. I’m so thrilled to have you with us on the Spoonie Authors Network. Please tell … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Dorothy Ellen Palmer
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Featured SpAN Author: Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Dorothy Ellen Palmer is a disabled senior writer, retired English/Drama teacher, improv coach and union activist. Her new adoption-disability memoir, Falling for Myself, (Wolsak and Wynn, 2019), is acclaimed by The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and Readers Digest. Longlisted for the ReLit Award, her novel, When Fenelon Falls, (Coach House, 2010), features a disabled teen in the … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Christina Robins
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Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Christina Robins

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. Content note: Mentions of suicide, abuse, and rape. It’s so great to have you join … Continue reading

Dianna Gunn Hosts the first #WeeknightWriters Virtual Con on Sep 26 and Sep 27, 2020!
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Dianna Gunn Hosts the first #WeeknightWriters Virtual Con on Sep 26 and Sep 27, 2020!

Note: The weekly #SpoonieAuthChat writers chat, hosted by Cait Gordon, will resume on October 4, 2020, on Twitter @SpoonieAuthNet. Every Thursday on Twitter at 7:00 pm EDT (or EST, depending on the time of year), Dianna Gunn hosts the #WeeknightWriters chat. And now, there will be an entire virtual con running from September 26-27 on … Continue reading

Spoonie Editor Levelled Up Her Spooniness (Also: What’s Ahead This Fall)
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Spoonie Editor Levelled Up Her Spooniness (Also: What’s Ahead This Fall)

Hello to our followers! It’s Cait, your friendly neighbourhood young disabled crone and editor-in-chief of the Spoonie Authors Network. On my summer hiatus, I decided to relax by getting a shoulder issue, injuring said shoulder even further, and now moving on to Stage 2 of frozen shoulder. Wheee! So, my activities will have to be … Continue reading