Click the player to hear Sandra discuss arts access, in conversation with Khairani Barokka, Raymond Antrobus & Giles L. Turnbull. Transcript available.
Sandra is a writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist.
A film by Sandra and Ania Urbanowska
Sandra on Lunar Poetry Podcasts
Sandra is co-editor, with Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman, of the anthology Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf & Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches, 2017). Comma Press recently published Sandra's short stories in two anthologies, Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals and Protest! Stories of Resistance. In 2016-17, her live short story with film, Equivalence, was featured on the big screen/stage at Edinburgh Filmhouse and Barbican.
Besides writing stories and poetry, Sandra directs short documentaries and experimental poetry films. In 2016-17, Sandra was commissioned to co-create five new short documentaries and a curated playlist as part of Disability Arts Online's Viewfinder project, with Lisa Mattocks and SICK! Festival. She also co-made four short films (three in British Sign Language) with Ania Urbanowska.
Sandra is an independent curator; recent work includes BFI Flare ('Fighters of Demons, Makers of Cakes: D/deaf & Disabled Queer & Trans Shorts') and Scotland's accessible queer and trans arts project, Cachín Cachán Cachunga!
New short stories!
1. Sandra and Leone Ross were commissioned by British Council to write new fiction, along with Turkish writers Yekta Kopan and Seray Şahiner. Translated to Turkish/English. Launched March 2018; free online text and audio versions. Sandra's story here.
2. San's story, 'Half' will appear in The Mirror in the Mirror, a new writers' anthology from Manchester's Comma Press. October 2018. More info at this link.
Click the player to watch a poem by Deaf poet,
Donna Williams, in British Sign Language.
Captioned; transcript and version with audio at link.