People with disabilities and those who wish to learn more about the experience of living with a disability are gathering at a conference in Saskatoon this weekend. Presenters will be talking about everything from educating educators about disability, to ableism (discrimination against disabled people), to art and accessibility. CBC Radio's Blue Sky host Heather Morrison spoke with three people who have one thing in common: They are writers whose work often explores this important part of their identity. LISTEN to that conversation here: Today on Blue Sky host Heather Morrison spoke with three Saskatchewan writers and the conversation may change how you think about disability and ableism. Born deaf in both ears, Adam Pottle does not shy away from exploring personal topics in his writing. Elena Bentley and Rev. Kathleen James-Cavan both have Charcot Marie Tooth Disease and they shared how this disability helped lead them to their current careers and how they see ableism operating in their day-to-day lives. Adam Pottle is an award-winning Saskatoon author who has published several books and plays. He was born deaf and his work explores the beauty of deafness and disability. Here is a transcript of the conversation between Blue Sky host Heather Morrison and Pottle. The following transcript has been edited for clarity and […] Born deaf, Adam Pottle believes it's a gift that has shaped his writing Adam Pottle, who is deaf, is an award-winning Saskatoon author who has published several books and plays. (Submitted by Adam Pottle)
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