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January 2019

Call for Art: Writers and Artists with Disabilities (on behalf of The Deaf Poets Society)

January 15 - April 14
The Deaf Poets Society
headshots of famous deaf writers

This online journal of disability literature and art is seeking submissions to publish work by writers and artists with disabilities.

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The Ink Stick Project Spouse Writing Class

January 19 - March 9
Cultural Activities Center, 3011 North Third Street
Temple, TX 76501 United States
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$20.00

A Writing Class for Spouses of Current and Prior Service Members Hosted by VSA Texas Held at the Cultural Activities Center 3011 North Third Street, Temple, TX 76501 Class Schedule: 8 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, January 19 - March 9, 2019 Instructor: Cynthia Linzy Class Fee: $20 Register by calling 512-454-9912 or email april@vsatx.org Space is limited. Any experience level welcome. In this eight-week class, turn your memories into memoirs and past experiences into well crafted stories, poems, plays…

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The Ink Stick Project Veteran Writing Class

January 19 - March 9
Cultural Activities Center, 3011 North Third Street
Temple, TX 76501 United States
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$20.00

A Writing Class for Current and Prior Service Members Hosted by VSA Texas Held at the Cultural Activities Center 3011 North Third Street, Temple, TX 76501 Class Schedule: 8 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, January 19 - March 9, 2019 Instructor: Clayton Bradshaw Class Fee: $20 Register by calling 512-454-9912 or email april@vsatx.org Space is limited. Any experience level welcome. This eight-week class is designed to help current and prior service members tell their stories. The greatest writers have served…

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Audio Described Performance of “Waitress”

January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Waitress title

Waitress is a musical that tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an abusive relationship with her husband Earl.

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Speaking Advocates: The Start of Something New

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Room 101
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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a seedling emerges from the soil

Celebrate the start of 2019 with the Speaking Advocates and share stories about new beginnings and fresh starts!

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Body Shift Elements Class

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5 – $20
arm held up high in the mountains

The Elements class takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA in the large group exercise room on the first floor.

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AD/ASL/OC Performance of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Topfer at ZACH Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Hedwig singing on stage

Created by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever” says Time Magazine. This performance is ASL interpreted, audio described, and open captioned.

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February 2019

The Lion and The Pirate Open Mic

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore.

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Audio Described Performance of “Anastasia”

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Anastasia title

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is on a journey to Austin at last!

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March 2019

Preparing a Powerful Story for Presentation

March 30 - May 18
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Room 101
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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man gives speech with other speakers smiling in background

Preparing a Powerful Story for Presentation is an intensive six-week writing workshop for adults with disabilities who are interested in writing and presenting their story at public events.

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