People gathering to celebrate Learning Disability Week

Scottish PEN marks Learning Disability Week in Scotland

Monday 18th-Sunday 24th May 2020 marked Scotland’s Learning Disability Week. Scottish PEN supported the week by highlighting writers with learning disabilities and accessible tools to support multi-sensory storytelling.

May 20, 2020

Monday 18th-Sunday 24th May 2020 marked Scotland’s Learning Disability Week. Scottish PEN supported the week by highlighting writers with learning disabilities and accessible tools to support multi-sensory storytelling. View them below.

People with learning disabilities are under-represented in many sections of society, and the arts is no different. For Scotland’s Learning Disability Week, we were keen to highlight the talents of writers with learning disabilities, and to share accessible resources to encourage others to express themselves creatively. It’s important that access to the arts is available to all, and that diverse life experiences are given a platform in the Scottish literary scene. The videos and resources below offer a snapshot of the creative talent in Scotland – we’d be happy to add to this page (please get in touch at info@scottishpen.org) and will continue to promote the work of people with learning disabilities wherever we can.

Andrew Moodie: Short story writer and movie reviewer

Andrew’s movie reviews can be read at Reviewsphere:

Leeanne Clark: Memoirist

Abigail Brydon: Actor and playwright

You can find out more about Downs with Love, the play Abigail performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, here.

Resources

Find out more about Scotland’s Learning Disability Week at the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability website.