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'. Scroll down for November 28th live event in Edinburgh, Who's Your Dandy?
ACCESS INFO: Written text, book form. Get audio book.
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
Sandra programmes at BFI Flare | BFI Southbank, London, 25 March 13:30
Fighters of Demons, Makers of Cakes: D/deaf and Disabled Queer and Trans Shorts
Sandra Alland has programmed the first widely-accessible event at BFI Flare. An unconventional and often fantastical examination of LGBTQ+ disabled, neurodiverse, chronically ill and/or D/deaf lives. Packed with experimental docs, dance, animation, poetry, drama and comedy. Plus zombies.
Films by Reina Gossett, Ronit Meranda, Michael Achtman, Claire Cunningham, Alland and Ania Urbanowska, Michael McNeely, Shira Avni, Dickie Hearts, Matthew Hellet and Shelley Barry.
+ Q&A with Michael Achtman, Sandra Alland, Alex Bulmer, David Ellington, Matthew Hellett, Lynn Stewart-Taylor and Bea Webster.
ACCESS INFO: Accessible tickets are not available online; please call 020 7928 3232 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Level access, hearing loop, BSL interpreting for Q&A, semi-relaxed, guide dogs welcome. All films captioned. Audio description available via headset. Wheelchair spaces limited; please book in advance.
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'. Read a blog about San's research.
ACCESS INFO: Written text, book form. Soon available to listen and read online via MacGuffin.