SANDRA ALLAND

WRITER, ARTIST, CURATOR

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Click the player to listen to San discuss arts access and disability justice, in conversation with Khairani Barokka, Raymond Antrobus & Giles L. Turnbull.
Transcript available at link.

Sandra Alland is a writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist.

   

A film by Sandra Alland & Ania Urbanowska

Sandra Alland on Lunar Poetry Podcasts

Sandra Alland's new chapbook of short fiction!

As part of its 40th Anniversary season,
Canada's Proper Tales Press has published
a collection of six of San's short stories.
For more information or to order, click on Books.

WELCOME

San writes poetry, essays, criticism and fiction. Her work experiments with form, and focuses on feminist, queer and disabled politics/poetics.

     Author of three poetry books, San co-edited the UK anthology, Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf & Disabled Poets Write Back. Her short stories have been commissioned for British Council and Comma Press, and Proper Tales Press has just published her second chapbook of fiction, Anything Not Measurable Is Not Real. Recent essays appear in The Bi-ble Volume 2 and Imaginary Safe House (HA&L/Frog Hollow).

     San directs documentaries and poetry films. In 2015, Disability Arts Online commissioned her to co-create five documentaries and a curated playlist for their Viewfinder project. In 2016-17, San's short story peformance with film, Equivalence, featured on-stage/-screen at Barbican, Edinburgh Filmhouse and Anatomy Arts.

     San curates independent film, performance and visual arts. Projects include Oska Bright/GSFF, BFI Flare, Edinburgh Filmhouse, The Theatre Centre (Toronto), and Scotland's accessible queer and trans arts project, Cachín Cachán Cachunga!

2019

1. My new chapbook of short stories, Anything Not Measurable Is Not Real, has launched with Proper Tales Press! Click Books for info or to purchase. I'm reading Sept 21st @ 7pm for Bodies in Resistance at Bi Arts Fest, & Sept 23rd @ 7pm @ Cobourg's Taps and Corks! Both events have level access and microphones. Bi Arts Fest also has a scent-free environment, adpated bathrooms, ASL interpreting; Taps & Corks has print-outs of text.

 

2. Essay: 'My Arrival at Crip: Poetic Histories of Disability, Neurodivergence and Illness in T'karonto/Taranton/Toronto, 1995-2007' appears in print in Imaginary Safe House (Frog Hollow Press/ HA&L, Victoria, October 2019).

 

3. Short Story: 'Personal Assistant' is available online in The Deaf Poets Society, Issue 8. Read or listen.

 

4. Short Story: 'Water,logged' appears in print in Glasgow's Gutter #19, out now!


5. Essays: Read or listen to a four-part commissioned series on criticism of marginalised artists, at Disability Arts Online. Part 3 includes advice in BSL from deaf writer/performer, Bea Webster (captions; voice-over).

 

6. Essay: 'A Man, A Cane, An Awkward Title' appears in print in The Bi-ble: New Testimonials (Monstrous Regiment, Edinburgh, June 2019).
 

RECENT PROJECTS

Click the player to watch 'Long Lost Lover', a poem written and performed by deaf poet, Bea Webster,
in BSL (British Sign Language) and English.
Captioned; transcript and version with audio at link.

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