A Reading and Discussion with George Estreich

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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Writer and scholar George Estriech leads a conversation about his new book Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability and the Stories We Tell Ourselves (MIT Press). He explores why we must square advances in biotechnology with real but fragile gains for people with disabilities -- especially when their voices are largely excluded. Light refreshments will be served. Free.
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, Health Equity Institute, San Francisco Public Library, Center for Genetics and Society
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
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Estreich’s publications include a chapbook, Elegy for Dan Rabinowitz (Intertext, 1993) and a full-length poetry collection, Textbook Illustrations of the Human Body, which won the 2003 Gorsline Prize from Cloudbank Books. The Shape of the Eye (SMU Press, 2011; Penguin, 2013), his memoir about raising a daughter with Down syndrome, received the 2012 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Estreich has published essays and articles in The New York Times, The Oregonian, Avidly, The American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Salon, Tin House and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.