Book Launch Party: “From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability”

 

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Book Launch Party: “From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability”

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Access Living

115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Image is of the front cover of the book From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability

Chicago Review Press, together with Access Living, invites you to the book launch of From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disabilities, by Pia Justesen. Comprised of first-person narratives of people with disabilities, From the Periphery describes what it’s like to be treated differently due to a disability. Its stories are raw, painful, surprisingly funny, and deeply moving.

“This is a necessary book, and as uplifting as it is heartbreaking. These voices have gone unheard for long enough. May these stories of courageous Americans be read far and wide.”

Peter Orner, National Book Critic Circle Award Finalist

Event Schedule:

  • 6:00 PM – Treats and mingling
  • 6:30 PM – Author presentation and audience questions
  • 7:15 PM – Book signing

You may bring your own copy of From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability. There will also be copies available for purchase (cash only) during the event. Books are $18 each, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Access Living.

Access Living is wheelchair accessible. ASL and CART will be provided. Food will be clearly labeled. To request additional accommodations, please fill out Access Living’s accommodation request form no later than Friday, October 11th.

Space for this event is limited. An RSVP is required to attend. To RSVP, please fill out and submit the form below.