When: Sunday January 15, 2023 at 2:30pm EST Register through Eventbrite as of December 1, 2022! Tickets are limited! We’re so thrilled to be piloting this new initiative where we will offer a virtual space for disabled creatives to launch or relaunch their works! Our goal is to feature only small press or indie authors … Continue reading
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A New Year: Last of the Pandemic Trilogy?
Worst trilogy ever, by the way. The actually happenings and behaviour during this COVID-19 pandemic would have been rejected by every publisher, I’m sure, for being so unrealistic. Yet, I also feel I need to apologize to the writer of JAWS. People really would put the economy over the lives of swimmers in shark-infested waters. … Continue reading
2020: Year in Review
How is it already December in a year when March alone felt like it lasted a decade? But it has arrived and with it, time to review what happened over the past 12 months! There have been some major changes to the SpAN over this span (not sorry), and the biggest being that Canadian fantasy … Continue reading
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
Calling All BIPOC Spoonie Authors: We Want You on the Spoonie Authors Podcast!
The Spoonie Authors Podcast season two is here and this time around we are looking to feature BIPOC Spoonies! If you’re a Spoonie who also identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour, we want to interview you! About the Spoonie Authors Podcast The Spoonie Authors Podcast is an interview-based podcast featuring disabled, d/Deaf, … Continue reading
The Dark Side of WriterWorldLand
CW: This article mentions gaslighting and ableism. The other day on Facebook, I posted: Me: *writes a thing * Ahhh… I love my career. I get to make up stories. It’s lovely. Also me: *visits Author Twitter* Holy crap, Writerland is a cesspool of opinions from privileged tools who think they know everything! Also also … Continue reading
Welcome to 2020!
SpAN Editor Cait Gordon has a few words to share about the upcoming year. Closed captioning is available for this video. Happy new year! Continue reading
2019 Year in Review
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the 2019 achievements of authors Robin Elizabeth and Rachel Marie. WHEW! What a year! Once again, I apologize for the gaps in posting articles, but I had a great reason. (I was busy co-editing a fabulous anthology and preparing for the release of my second novel!) … Continue reading