Eli Clare, “Notes on Cure,” October 3

Eli Clare, portrait by Riva Lehrer
The University Writing Program, English Department, and Disability Support Services welcome Eli Clare to GWU on Wednesday October 3rd, when Clare will speak on “Notes on Cure, Disability, and Natural Worlds” at 7 pm in Gelman 702 (The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room).
Through storytelling and critical analysis, Eli Clare explores the meanings of cure, the connections between disability and environmental injustice, and the violence done by the ideas of abnormal and unnatural.
White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.   

University Writing Program Prof. Abby Wilkerson alw@gwu.edu can be contacted with any questions regarding this event.

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