Visible & Invisible Characters
August 9 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm$138
Member Price: $125
SummerWrite Week 5
August 9 – 13
5 Sessions, 2.5 hours
Ages: 8 – 11
Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm
Instructor: Kimberly Caceci
Did you know that one in five people has a disability? Popular books like Wonder, El Deafo, the modern retelling of Little Women Meg, Jo, Beth, & Amy, Jacqueline Woodson’s Before the Ever After and even the Percy Jackson Series all portray characters with disabilities and tell a story about how the community interacts with these characters. Some disabilities you can see on the outside, some you can’t. In this workshop, we will focus on how disabilities are represented in books and other media, and learn how we can represent disability in our own writing. We’ll engage in thought-provoking discussions that address how we talk about disability as a society; read examples from expert writers; and work with inspiring writing prompts to create well-rounded, realistic characters and thoughtful stories. People with all types of disabilities, along with able-bodied advocates interested in learning more about disabilities and striving for equality in stories, are welcome in this camp.
Kimberly Caceci is a former SummerWrite Apprentice and a recent graduate from Ithaca College with a BA in Writing. Having disabilities, herself, and identifying as Hard-of-Hearing, she has a passion for disability advocacy and writes her stories surrounding a perspective that is too often overlooked.
Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.