Warren Stories: Raymond Luczak

Our Warren Stories series turns the spotlight on writers, readers, and artists within our community. Here, we’ll share their work, artistry, and personal stories in our effort to uplift every member of our community and make their voices heard. Have a story you’d like to tell? Contact us today!

Today, we’re going to hand the mic to Raymond Luczak, a writer and founder of Handtype Press, is a company that showcases the finest literature and art created by signers, Deaf and hearing alike, or about the Deaf or signing experience the world over. Raymond will be presenting at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) this year at two separate events: 1). A reading called “The Future Is Disabled,” and 2). A panel discussion about autobiographical fiction with Erica Jong and Lidia Yuknavitch. He’ll also be participating in a joint reading sponsored by the Disability Lit Consortium on Thursday night. On Sunday, he’ll be meeting with an ASL book club to discuss his book Assembly Required: Notes From A Deaf Gay Life.

Raymond was raised in Ironwood, a small mining town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Number seven in a family of nine children, he lost much of his hearing due to double pneumonia at the age of eight months.

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