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?
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
Who's Your Dandy? @ Filmhouse | Tuesday, 7.30pm
Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
After an inaugural event that packed the Filmhouse, Who’s Your Dandy? returns with more off-the-wall, accessible and film-based artworks from Scotland and beyond. Equivalence, Sandra Alland’s live short story with film by Ania Urbanowska, receives a remount after sold-out shows at Transpose Barbican and Anatomy. Who’s Your Dandy? also features some of the most unique queer and trans shorts in English and sign language, plus stunning live performance from Andra Simons and filmmaker Joao Trindade. With BSL, captions and audio description.
Programmed by Cachín Cachán Cachunga! in association with Filmhouse. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
ACCESS INFO: Filmhouse is wheelchair accessible via lift, with gender-neutral and wheelchair-accessible toilets. There are only two designated wheelchair spaces, so booking is essential. Additional wheelchair-users can book and transfer to seats (the cinema is step-free). All films are subtitled; some films contain American Sign Language or British Sign Language. Live performances will be interpreted into BSL by Lisa Li and Yvonne Waddell. Equivalence contains integrated BSL and audio description; audio description will be broadcast live to the entire audience throughout. Audio description for the short films is available via headset upon request. Filmhouse offers a £2 disabled discount; carer tickets are free but cannot be booked online. Call 0131 228 2688.
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.