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Autism: Katherine May / Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams

Katherine May and Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams read from their writing and talk about how their autism has influenced their work.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
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Katherine May (memoir/fiction) and Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams (poet/playwright) read from their writing and talk about how their autism has influenced their work, and how they’ve chosen to write about autism.

Katherine May is a New York Times bestselling author, whose titles include ‘Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times’ and ‘The Electricity of Every Living Thing’, her memoir of being autistic. Her fiction includes ‘The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club’ and ‘Burning Out’. She is also the editor of ‘The Best, Most Awful Job’, an anthology of essays about motherhood. Her journalism and essays have appeared in a range of publications including ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Observer’ and ‘Aeon’.

Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams began writing about autism in 2016 after receiving an autism diagnosis in her thirties. She uses her skills as a writer to share her experience of autism in new and illuminating ways, utilising a multitude of communication methods, from poetry to public speaking. Since then she has started her own theatre company, Autact Theatre CIC, who toured her play ‘The Duck: A glimpse into one autistic woman’s world’. She also delivers training workshops and talks on a range of topics surrounding autism, such as autism in women, health and wellbeing, supporting autistic people in the workplace, creativity and the value of a diagnosis.

In partnership with Autistic Nottingham: http://www.autisticnottingham.org/
with Lottery funding from Arts Council England

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This event will have BSL interpretation provided
Ticket options:
£3 (event only)
£8.50 including a copy of ‘The Electricity of Every Living Thing’
£9.50 including a copy of ‘Wintering’
£18 including copies of both books.
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