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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Warren Stories: Tristian Williams

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 Tristian Williams , a young writer and student in Oklahoma who reached out to tell us about her experience with writing as a transformative process that helped her to heal.

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Warren Stories: Amelia Brown

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 Amelia Brown, a writer and academic living in the UK. Amelia is currently shopping her first novel for publication.

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Poetry Prize for an Emerging Woman Poet: Deadline March 15th

For National Poetry Month, Small Orange Journal invites women-identifying emerging poets from the tri-state area to submit poems for our inaugural Emerging Woman Poet Honor. The submission fee is $5.00 for up to five pages of poetry. This fee will support the $100.00 honorarium for the winning poet, as well as a donation to the nonprofit organization, Girls Write Now, in the winning poet’s name.

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