Published in Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals (Comma Press)
Sandra was commissioned to write for this new collection of short stories turning science into fiction. Collaborating with physicist and artist, Dr Ana Jofre, Sandra brings Einstein's Equivalence Principle to life in this surreal story melding circus, non-binary gender and disability. To order, click on 'Order Now'.
Sandra co-edits Stairs and Whispers | Nine Arches Press, Rugby
Available in print and e-book formats
Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman. Packed with fierce poetry, essays, photos and links to accessible online videos and audio recordings, it showcases a diversity of opinions and survival strategies for an ableist world. With contributions that span Vispo to Surrealism, and range from hard-hitting political commentary to intimate lyrical pieces, these poets refuse to perform or inspire according to tired old narratives. To order, click on 'Order Now'.
ACCESS INFO: Written text, book form. Includes descriptive text of visuals, audio recordings of most text in book. Links to captioned online videos including BSL poetry, transcripts.
Sandra's short story, 'Kick-Start' | Comma Press, Manchester
Sandra's short story, 'Equivalence' | Comma Press, Manchester
Stairs and Whispers @ Scottish Poetry Library | Wednesday, 6.30pm
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Cl, Edinburgh EH8 8DT
Join writers and co-editors of this groundbreaking anthology – Sandra Alland and Khairani Barokka – for an evening of readings, performances, films, and discussion around disabled and D/deaf poetics. They will be joined by several other writers and performers from the anthology, live or via captioned film-poems in BSL and English. Poets include Alison Smith (BSL), Bea Webster (BSL), Claire Cunningham, Donna Williams, Emily Ingram, Gary Austin Quinn (BSL), Mark Mace Smith, Markie Burnhope, Nuala Watt and Sarah Golightley. £4/£3 concessions
ACCESS INFO: BSL interpreted by K. Yvonne Strain and Catherine King, BSL content, captioned films, level access via lift, gender-neutral accessible toilet, quiet space, relaxed. How to get to SPL here: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/library/find-us.
Disabled Queer Identities | Friday, 6.30pm
LifeCare Edinburgh, 2 Cheyne St, EH4 1JB
As part of Bi Visibility Day, LGBT Health and Wellbeing presents a screening of Shonali Bose's 'Margarita with a Straw' and al short film by Sandra, followed by a panel discussion with Sandra, Dr. Churnjeet Mahn and Robert Softley Gale. We will talk about disabled, queer, bisexual and racialised representation, and concepts of authenticity, in film.
ACCESS INFO: BSL interpreted by Lisa Stapleton, captioned films, wheelchair access via lift, gender-neutral accessible toilet.
Published in 'Protest! stories of resistance' (Comma Press)
Sandra was commissioned to write for this new collection of short stories adapting history into fiction. Collaborating with blind historian, Francis Salt, Sandra tells the story of blind asylums in Manchester and Glasgow at the turn of the 20th Century, with a focus on the Glasgow Asylum Strike of 1918 and the National League of the Blind's 1920 march on London. To order, click on 'Order Now'. To read a blog about San's research, click here.
ACCESS INFO: Written text, book form. Soon available to listen and read online via MacGuffin.