Christopher Hewitt was a gay poet, disabled activist, recovered alcoholic, editor, and college teacher. His papers include
poetry, prose, correspondence, journals and diaries, photographs, sketches, drawings, and audio-visual materials.
Christopher Hewitt was a gay writer and disabled activist. He was born on February 2, 1946 in Nottingham and grew up in the
villages of Welland and Upton-on-Severn in Worcestershire, England. He was born with a brittle bone condition called osteogenesis
imperfecta and used a wheelchair from the age of nine. His writing addresses the issues of disability, discrimination, and
4.0 boxes + 3 oversized items
(3 cubic feet)
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