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Beyond the Cover: An Exploration of Disability in Literature.

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January 23 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm PT

Many opened books stacked on top of eachother; VPL logo, Connect together logo, ConnecTra logo

Are you interested in disability representation in literature? Do you want to share titles you’ve enjoyed and get great recommendations from like-minded readers? Then join Beyond the Cover!

Find your next read and engage in insightful discussion on the representation of disabilities in literature through our exciting collaboration with Vancouver Public Library for our new book club, Beyond the Cover: An Exploration of Disability in Literature.

VPL’s Georgia Franklin will host sessions online over Zoom on January 23rd, February 27th, March 26th, and April 23rd from 11 AM – 12 PM PT. We will explore genres like contemporary fiction, fantasy, and biography and their representations of people with disabilities. In each session, we will share books that centre disabled voices and experiences. Together, we will celebrate the beauty of diversity, one page at a time.

Georgia Franklin works in the Vancouver Public Library’s Accessible Services Department, where she helps support library users with mobility issues or print disabilities. Georgia enjoys being outside in nature, cooking and spending time with her family when she’s not at work.

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The Disability Foundation and affiliated societies' locations, programs, and events are inclusive and welcoming environments. Participation in any of the aforementioned organizations is subject to the observance of the Disability Foundation and affiliated societies' rules and procedures. Staff, volunteers, and clients are part of a team and expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner. This means that physical harm, verbal or written abuse, harassment of any kind, and any bullying behaviour will not be tolerated. Anyone found to have committed conduct prohibited by the societies is subject to disciplinary actions as deemed fit by the Executive Director, up to and including removal from the programs.