Using reportage, poetry, verbatim speech and found poetry Auton will create a work exploring a new narrative for disabled culture in the North East. “I want to talk about the missing… 25% of people in the North East classify as disabled. We do not take up 25% of the cultural space. Where are the missing? How do we say: ‘you are welcomed and important?’.”
Lisette Auton bio
Lisette is a disabled writer, activist, poet, spoken-word artist, actor, theatre-maker and creative practitioner. She’s an award-winning published poet, a Penguin Random House WriteNow, mentee, the recipient of an Early Careers Residency for Literature at Cove Park and is on the TSS Publishing list of Best British & Irish Flash Fiction. All her work seeks to make the invisible visible.
Read Writing the Missing: A River Cycle by Lisette Auton.