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The Low Maintenance Book Club provides space for members of the Duke community to connect over reading. Realizing how busy people are (and how much reading you probably have to do for classwork and research), we focus on quick reads. We will read texts like short stories, graphic novels, interesting short essays, poetry, etc. We hope you will join us for some fun and thought provoking conversations!
In honor of National Disability Awareness Month, the Low Maintenance Book Club is reading selections from Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century, edited by Alice Wong, founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project. Our discussion will take place over Zoom on Wednesday, March 22 at noon.
The readings include:
Introduction by Alice Wong
“When You are Waiting to be Healed” by June Eric-Udorie
“Canfei to Canji: The Freedom of Being Loud” by Sandy Ho
“How a Blind Astronomer Found a Way to Hear the Stars” by Wanda Diaz-Merced
“The Beauty of Spaces Created for and by Disabled People” by s.e. smith
Attendees are also encouraged to read other essays in the book (they’re all bite-sized, we promise!) and bring a favorite to discuss with the group. As always, though, anyone is welcome regardless of how much (or whether) you’ve read.
Copies of the book and audiobook are available through Duke University Libraries and your local public library. Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link the morning of the event.