The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Writing the Body in Health and Illness with Laura Maher

Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: 
Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): 
Discussion, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Disability, Mixed Genre
Tags: The Body, Health, Illness, Disease

About the Session

What is the language of your body? What are the ways the language distances or connects you to your body? How do we write challenging physical experiences creatively and lyrically? This session will explore the ways in which language can shape our experiences of our bodies and our health outcomes. This session speaks to inclusivity and exploration, and will address how writers can write ethically, truthfully, and lyrically about their own and other’s bodies. This will be a space for writers to engage and think critically about how we write about the human body in health, disease, ability, and disability.

 

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Laura Maher

Laura Maher is the author of the chapbook, Sleep Water (dancing girl press, 2017). Her work has appeared in The Common, Crazyhorse, The Collagist, New Ohio Review, and Third Coast, among others. Maher holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona, a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College. She lives, works, and writes in Tucson, Arizona.