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Impact: Women Writing After Concussion

A nonfiction book edited by E.D. Morin & Jane Cawthorne.

Edited by E.D. Morin & Jane Cawthorne

In Impact, 21 women writers consider the effects of concussion on their personal and professional lives. The anthology bears witness to the painstaking work that goes into redefining identity and regaining creative practice after a traumatic event.

By sharing their complex and sometimes incomplete healing journeys, these women convey the magnitude of a disability which is often doubted, overlooked, and trivialized, in part because of its invisibility. Impact offers compassion and empathy to all readers and families healing from concussion and other types of trauma. (From University of Alberta Press)

E. D. Morin is a Calgary author and editor who has been a winner of the Brenda Strathern Writing Prize. Her experience with concussion is documented in an online graphic story on Empathize This. She co-edited the literary anthology, Writing Menopause, with Jane Cawthorne.

Jane Cawthorne is a Victoria writer, editor and feminist activist. Cawthorne has an MFA in creative writing and her literary work centres on women on the brink of transformation.

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