This panel will gather authors experienced in writing about illness to consider the work of writing about, and after, COVID-19. What can writing offer, as a space for mourning and for healing, as a call for racial and socioeconomic justice, for responsibility toward those who remain ill, and for rebuilding of community after isolation and through vulnerability? How do we help each other find language for the personal, systemic, and global nature of this pandemic? This panel hopes to offer some places to start. Sponsored by Mac's Backs Books.
Caren Beilin, Ali Black, Leora Fridman, Hilary Plum