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Grace Lapointe

Grace Lapointe’s fiction has been published in Kaleidoscope, Deaf Poets Society, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. Her essays have appeared in Wordgathering, Grub Street’s Why I Write series, The Body is not an Apology, and on Monstering’s blog. A poem was recently published in Wordgathering. Her stories and essays—including ones that she wrote as a college student—have been taught and cited in college courses and books. More of her work is at https://gracelapointe.wordpress.com/ https://medium.com/@gracelapointe https://archiveofourown.org/users/GraceLapointe/works

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Tiny Tim: Complex Reactions to a Stereotypical Character

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5 Books for an Introduction to Disability History in the U.S.

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6 Books To Check Out If You’re Fascinated By The Voynich Manuscript

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Who Creates Meaning in Fiction: Authors, Readers, or Both?

One reader contemplates the question of who gives meaning to fiction: is it the reader's perspective, the author, or both?

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