'Writing While Deaf'

Henry Kisor tells how increased acceptance of deaf people by the hearing, as well as technological advancements since his first book 'What's That Pig Outdoors?'was published, have enriched his life as the author of six more books. Participants will learn of specific social coping strategies as well as electronic tools one deaf journalist and author has employed. Participants will also learn that deaf identity still drives an author who writes for hearing readers.

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Henry Kisor

Henry Kisor is the retired book editor of the Chicago Sun-Times as well as the author of three nonfiction books and four mystery novels. His books have been published abroad in German, Dutch and United Kingdom editions. His reviews and articles have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. He was an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and wrote a weekly sydnicated column on personal computers that appeared in newspapers nationwide. He was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1983. The Friends of Literature awarded him the first James Friend Memorial Critic Award in 1988 and the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Nonfiction in 1991 for What's That Pig Outdoors? In 1991 Trinity College awarded him a honorary D. Litt. In 2001 he was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Plenary III
Grand Ballroom D,E,F
Tuesday March 6, 2012
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM