#CripLit Twitter Chat: Writing Workshop Accessibility
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern
Guests: Representatives from Clarion West Writers Workshop, Lambda Literary’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, and Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop.
Co-partners of #CripLit, novelist Nicola Griffith and Disability Visibility Project’s Alice Wong, are proud to host the tenth #CripLit Twitter chat for disabled writers.
This is the writing workshop roundtable in which we talk to the staff and representatives of some of the leading summer workshops for emerging writers. The format will be slightly different from previous chats. It is designed to get basic information from each of our guests that we think would be useful to writers considering whether to apply to one of the workshops, and to allow writers to then ask their own follow-up questions.
We will divide the hour into six segments. We have prepared a question for the workshop representatives to lead off each segment, which should provide some time for writers to ask their own follow-up questions. Reps will answer as many as they can. Reps may also have questions for writers. And writers may have questions or suggestions for each other.
All disabled writers are welcome to participate in the chat including (but not limited to) reporters, storytellers, essayists, poets, cartoonists, bloggers, freelancers, unpublished or published. We want to hear from all of you! Check the #CripLit hashtag on Twitter for announcements of future chats that will focus on different genres or topics.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Use the hashtag #CripLit when you tweet. The questions will be timed several minutes apart.
Note: this week’s questions are aimed initially at the staff and representatives of writing workshops and you are welcome to tweet follow-up questions or responses during the chat.
Check out this explanation of how to participate in a chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
If you don’t use Twitter and want to follow along in real-time, check out the live-stream:http://twubs.com/CripLit
#CRIPLIT TWEETS FOR 12/17 CHAT
Welcome to our 10th #CripLit chat. This is the writing workshop roundtable featuring staff & representatives of leading summer workshops for emerging writers.
The format for this #CripLit chat: Our chat’s questions are for the staff & after they respond you all can ask them follow-up Qs
We want to give you all the chance to talk with workshop staff directly with our questions as a way to start the convo #CripLit
If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripLit”
Q1 Please introduce yourself and your workshop—mission, size, etc—& include links to Submission Guidelines & other useful info. #CripLit
Q2 Tell us about your workshop venue. How would you describe its accessibility? #CripLit
Q3 What help do you offer disabled writers a) with the application process? b) during the workshop? #CripLit
Q4 Do you have experience of working with disabled writers? Are any of your faculty disabled? #CripLit
Q5 In what way/s do you consult with disabled writers about our needs? How do you integrate/implement suggestions? #CripLit
Q6 What advice do you have for writers, disabled and nondisabled? Any actions or strategies you can suggest? #CripLit
This concludes our 10th #CripLit chat! Please keep the convo going.