The third Disabled & D/deaf Writers Caucus will take place at the 2018 AWP Conference in Tampa, Florida, on Friday, March 9, 6 p.m.

The Disabled & D/deaf Writers Caucus is a yearly meeting at the annual AWP Conference & aims to allow for disabled individuals to network and discuss common challenges related to identity, writing, and teaching while professionally leading a literary life. We aim to archive our interests, challenges, and concerns in order to increase our visibility and emphasize our importance to this organization, along with our social and creative significance to the academic and literary communities where we live, teach, and work.

We meet as a caucus of dedicated to writers who identify within the disability community. We exist as a supportive, inclusive, intersectional, and accessible space within AWP to network and discuss issues we uniquely face as a literary community. Our caucus serves as a means within AWP to address concerns surrounding accessibility; the development of disability literature as an academic and creative discipline; and to enter into the larger dialogue of the disabled writer in society.

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