Writing in the Mainstream: A Deaf Perspective
Jan 14, 2010, 7:00pm
CSD/SDC 1300 Building 55 at NTID/RIT
In 1990 Mr. Henry Kisor, at age 50, published his memoir of deafness, What's That Pig Outdoors? The wide reception from critics and readers changed his life, turning him from a diffident wallflower into a confident public speaker and leading to five more books, three of them novels. Along the way he developed new understanding of what it has meant to be a deaf writer and editor in mainstream America during the last 20 years, some of it heartening and some of it discouraging - and all of it amenable to professional coping strategies, some of which he shared in his 2009-2010 lecture. How can one make one's writing appeal to the ear as well as the mind and address it to specific audiences? This workshop discussed sophisticated as well as general audiences and how to approach them. It also offered tips with a few exercises.