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Autism Writes Back!

with Laura James, Joanne Limburg and James McGrath

In association with Writers’ Centre Norwich

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Book four or more events at the City of Literature Weekend and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46).

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.

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Important information

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 logo. Captioning logo. 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 access@nnfestival.org.uk.

Laura James

5 Things You Should Know About Autism

Laura James

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

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.

James McGrath

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.

Tickets

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.

Book four or more events at the City of Literature Weekend and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46).

In Association with Writers’ Centre Norwich

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