Access Living and Bodies of Work present readings from the book Beauty is a Verb: The New Disability Poets, a collection of poetry by artists with disabilities. Beauty is a Verb is edited by Sheila Black, Jennifer Bartlett, and Michael Northern. The performance will feature readings by Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, Jim Ferris, Kenny Fries, Laurie Lambeth, Stephen Kuusisto, Rusty Morrison, Danielle Pafunda, and Jillian Weise.
The event is free to public and is hosted in an accessible location. Personal assistants and sign language interpreters will be provided.
The program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.