“You Can’t Replace Yourself” Book Launch

Celebrate the launch of CATA’s new Art & Poetry book You Can’t Replace Yourself—a collection of poetry and artwork by CATA artists with disabilities. Join us for an informal reading of selections from the book, read by CATA writers and friends, followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available for sale and several of the artists and writers will be in attendance to sign copies.

70 Railroad Street; Great Barrington, MA

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 · 4:30pm-6:30pm

Space is limited – please RSVP to [email protected] or call 413-528-5485.

You Can’t Replace Yourself is a window into the lyrical and deeply felt work of writers and artists with disabilities. It draws from twenty-five years of remarkable poems, paintings, and drawings created in Community Access to the Arts’ weekly arts workshops. From touching observations and fantastic dreams, to tender musings on love, life, and hairdryers, “You Can’t Replace Yourself” is a moving collection that honors the individual voices of people with disabilities.

You Can’t Replace Yourself was made possible by the generous contributions of CATA supporters, including underwriting from the wonderful Stephanie and Bob Gittleman.


(above: excerpt from You Can’t Replace Yourself; painting by Kellie Ward)