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  • Date: July 15
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT
  • Location: Zoom: Hugo Theater

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Reading: “A Prayer for a Non-Religious Autistic” with Lucas Scheelk

Join us for a virtual reading with Lucas Scheelk as they read from and share their latest work, A Prayer for a Non-Religious Autistic. Lucas' work is not afraid to be intimate with multilayered truths: a family history book for those who (in various ways) choose their own, a Jewish conversion story, disability advocacy, a literary supply of special interests as palate cleansers, and a behind-the-scenes feature on the effects of misdiagnosis, mental illness, and addiction.

A Prayer for a Non-Religious Autistic is a family history book for those who (in various ways) choose their own, a Jewish conversion story, disability advocacy, a literary supply of special interests as palate cleansers, and a behind-the-scenes feature on the effects of misdiagnosis, mental illness, and addiction. The repetition used throughout is both cyclical (a reminder that healing is not linear) and, as described at the start of the book, autistic literature. Accompanying Scheelk’s third poetry book includes image descriptors, a trigger warning list, and a Disability Resources section to encourage self-education.

Lucas Scheelk

Lucas Scheelk

Lucas Scheelk (they/them) is an autistic queer white Jew with bipolar disorder. They’re from the Twin Cities, now in Washington state. They’re the author of This is a Clothespin (Damaged Goods Press, 2016) and Holmes Is a Person As Is (self-published, 2016). Check out their writing at Assaracus, Barking Sycamores, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride, Stone of Madness Press, Pandemic Publications, Spoon Knife 5: Liminal, Wizards in Space, and Mollyhouse, among others. They don’t have a college degree to their name but dreams to run a library. Twitter: @TC221Bee 

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