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By the Lake Book Club featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer

April 13 at 7:00pm
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Join author Dorothy Ellen Palmer, a writer, educator, accessibility consultant and activist, as she takes us on a journey behind the pages of her searing and seriously funny memoir Falling for Myself. With savvy comic timing that spares no one, not even herself, Palmer, takes on Tiny Tim, shoe shopping, adult diapers, childhood sexual abuse, finding her birth parents, ableism and ageism. Palmer’s book offers an accessible primer on what disability justice looks like and how urgently we need it. Join Dorothy in conversation with interviewer Catherine Graham for this lively discussion. Virtual event includes a reading, discussion and audience Q&A.

Cost: $5/person, pre-registration required.

This Assembly Hall program is presented in partnership with Humber College Faculty of Media & Creative Arts and Toronto International Festival of Authors.

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Dorothy Ellen Palmer headshotDorothy Ellen Palmer is a disabled senior writer, accessibility consultant, and retired high school drama teacher and union activist. Her work has appeared in: REFUSE, Wordgathering, Alt-Minds, All Lit Up, Don’t Talk to Me About Love, Little Fiction Big Truths, 49th Shelf, Open Book and Broadview. Her first novel, When Fenelon Falls, features a disabled teen protagonist in the Woodstock-Moonwalk summer of 1969. Her latest work is Falling for Myself, a memoir. She lives in Burlington, Ontario, and can always be found tweeting @depalm.


Catherine Graham HeadshotCatherine Grahamis the author of Quarry and six acclaimed poetry collections, including The Celery Forest, a CBC Best Book of the Year, and Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Poetry Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award and is a previous winner of TIFA’s Poetry NOW. Her seventh poetry collection, Aether: An Out-of-Body Lyric, appears this fall and her second novel, The Most Cunning Heart, is forthcoming. Visit her online at www.catherinegraham.com and @catgrahampoet. Photo credit: Marion Voysey.


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