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Saturday, May 2 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Capable Massachusetts: Poets with Disabilties FILLING

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Limited Capacity seats available

Most of the time, people with disabilities are spoken about. At Capable Massachusetts, they will be speaking out. Slam poetry legend Ryk McIntrye and Oddball Magazine founder Jason Wright will be joined by rising stars Hannah Brown and Lewis Morris (a member of Flatline Poetry, winners of Best Poetry Group at the 2013 Mass Poetry Awards) for a generational artistic dialog on disabilities visible and invisible, and the ongoing struggle, 25 years after the ADA, to build a future where they are not barriers to opportunity. Moderated by poet and organizer Colin Killick of the Disability Policy Consortium.

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Colin Killick

Community Organizer, Disability Policy Consortium
Colin Killick is a poet and disability rights activist based in Somerville, MA, where he chairs the Commission for Persons with Disabilities. He previously produced Capable Somerville 2014, an event bringing together disability rights activists and disabled poets from across New England... Read More →

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Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown is a poet and spoken word artist from Boston. She has been writing for the majority of her life. After graduating from Hampshire College in western Massachusetts, she returned to the area and began performing regularly in 2014. Since then, she has been featured at Stone... Read More →
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Ryk McIntyre

Ryk McIntyre has been a legendary presence on the New England poetry scene for decades. Which is to say, he is rarely photographed and not everyone is convinced he really exists. He has toured extensively around the continental United States and Canada, appearing on stages as varied... Read More →
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Jason Wright

Editor/Founder, Oddball Magazine
Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. He has been published in the Somerville Scout, Fox Chase Review, Wilderness Review, Stones Throw, and Somerville Times. He was selected to read at Boston City Hall for his poem Strong as the Boston Skyline, Oddball Magazine... Read More →

Saturday May 2, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
PEM Studio 1

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