Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Dorothy Ellen Palmer is a senior writer, retired high school teacher, improv coach, union rep, and disability activist. Her novel, When Fenelon Falls, (Coach House, 2010) follows a disabled teen freeing a bear from a cage in cottage country in the Moonwalk-Woodstock summer of 1969. Her disability memoir, This Redhead and Her Walker Walk into a Bar, will appear with Wolsak and Wynn in 2019.

Accessibility, Ableism, and Allies in Can Lit: From Intersectional Awareness to Action

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

An interactive panel in a relaxed, disability-friendly unconference format. This panel presents Dorothy Ellen Palmer in conversation with youth disability activist Sarah Jama, Outreach Coordinator at Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion and Director of National Education Association of Disabled Students (NEADS). It will explore concrete strategies for both readers and writers to address accessibility and […]

Business of Writing / Le volet commercial de l’écriture Community Building / Le renforcement des collectivités
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Celebrate #DiverseCanLit

Miss Lou's Room, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

Join us for a special celebration of #DiverseCanLit. Short performances, socializing, snacks, cash bar, music, and even dancing! Hosted by Ava Homa.

Community Building / Le renforcement des collectivités
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