Meet the 2019 Writers


This event sponsored by: Spani Developments


9:00 am ~ Friday ~ August 16

Adam Pottle

Adam Pottle

Adam Pottle is the author of several works in different genres, including Ultrasound, a full-length play; Beautiful Mutants, a collection of poetry; and Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley, his first published novel, and winner of the City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Public Library Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Pottle was born with sensorineural hearing loss and is hearing impaired in both ears. He credits this “sensory calibration” with fueling his imagination and nurturing his unique relationship with words. His latest work, Voice, is a memoir that explores the influence deafness has had on his development as a writer, on his use of language, and his choice of plots and characters. “Pottle’s prose is crisp, vivid, and frequently humorous,” said Quill & Quire, of Voice. Believing that disability informs creative expression, Pottle’s story highlights how who we are informs what we create.

More on Adam Pottle:

Review – Voice: Adam Pottle on Writing with Deafness

“We don’t have to prove sh*t to anyone”: Adam Pottle on his writing memoir, Voice

How literary festivals are responding to demands for accessibility