Great AWP Panel on Mental Difference
Writing Mental Difference: A Multigenre Panel. (Jorge Armenteros, Steven Cramer, Leslie McGrath, Suzanne Paola Antonetta) To be presented next April in Minneapolis.
The mind generates every word we write. We listen to the stream of words as it springs from thought and perception, and render them as literary art. But how do we write or mentor students from the perspective of those who lie outside the mental norm? Four diverse writers will discuss how minds different from the norm have influenced their work. Harnessing the inspirational force of neurodiverse perspectives, they will share their poems, prose, and perspectives of writing about mental difference.