Autism Writes Back!
with Laura James, Joanne Limburg and James McGrath
Saturday 26 May, 3.30pm
In association with Writers’ Centre Norwich
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Poet and novelist Joanne Limburg (The Autistic Alice) and author and journalist Laura James (Odd Girl Out) are joined by writer and academic Dr James McGrath to discuss the reality and misconceptions of living and writing with autism.
Venue: Literature Tent
Assisted performances: This is a relaxed, autism-friendly event and a quiet space will be provided. The quiet space will be at The Garage – around 200 metres away form the venue across flat ground (mostly pavement) and across a road with a pedestrian crossing. The quiet space will be clearly signposted and staff will be available at both venues. BSL interpreted and Captioned
Duration: c. 1 hour
This is a relaxed, autism-friendly event and a quiet space will be provided. To find out more visit our website or email email@example.com.
Laura James is an author, journalist, and the owner of a communications agency. When not frantically fighting deadlines, she can generally be found hiding under a duvet with a stack of good books and lots of chocolate. Since her diagnosis, she has worked closely with the National Autistic Society.
Joanne Limburg has published two collections of poetry: Feminismo and Paraphernalia, as well as a children’s collection Bookside Down to wide-spread critical acclaim. Her memoir, The Woman Who Thought Too Much, discusses topics of OCD, anxiety and poetry, and was followed by a second memoir, Small Pieces: A Book of Lamentations, in July 2017. Her debut novel A Want of Kindness was published in July 2015. Her latest collection is The Autistic Alice.
Dr James McGrath is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Cultural Studies at Leeds Beckett University. His poems appear in various literary magazines, and he has published on popular music, particularly The Beatles and Joy Division. The Naming of Adult Autism: Identity, Ambiguity and Culture was published in 2017.
Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
In Association with Writers’ Centre Norwich