Need a little inspiration to get going this fall? Then come to L’Arche Sept. 16 to hear Dr. Heidi Janz speak. She is a playwright, writer and academic. She also happens to have cerebral palsy, which (she says) makes her a credible voice for the disabled – a mission she takes seriously. Her talk is entitled Called to be “Abnormal”: Reflections from a Crip/Academic/Playwright.The Details: Thursday, September 16 at 2:00 pm. L’Arche Greater Vancouver
7401 Sussex Ave. Burnaby BC
About Heidi: Heidi Janz is a writer/playwright based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her work focuses on exploring the experiences of people with disabilities–particularly youth and women with disabilities–and making these experiences accessible to larger audiences consisting of both people with disabilities and the temporarily able-bodied (TABs).
Her list of produced plays includes: Crips Against the Law of Gravity, produced in the 1994 Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival; Returned to Sender, produced by Concrete Theatre in 1997 and by Lone Sparrow Productions for the Edmonton Fringe in the summer of 2001, and Voices at Dying, Dying to be Heard, produced in 2006 for the 16th International Congress on the Care of the Terminally Ill, Montreal, Quebec. In 2004, she self-published Sparrows on Wheels, a novel for young adults.
Currently, in her “other life,” she is a researcher in Disability Ethics with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre at the University of Alberta.
Hope to see you there!