I won’t be posting any more autism related articles for the next twenty days or so. This is because I’m involved in lots of other projects, including a launch for my poetry book and some autism training sessions. I’m only one person, and I’m starting to feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I’ve got going on. The Seeing Double Blog will be back as soon as I’m up to date with everything else. In the mean time, here’s some information about the poetry event I’ll be taking part in on the 20th of Febuary. It takes place at the Bradford Playhouse 4-12 Chapel Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 5DL at 8:00pm

The Poetry of Autism

The Poetry of Autism is a collection of poetry on the theme of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This unique pamphlet was written by Gwen Greenwood and Joshua Williams and supported by local charity 2:28. Gwen and Joshua are emerging writers who both have a diagnosis of high functioning autism. Raising issues like addiction, social isolation, communication and sensory overload, The Poetry of Autism offers unique insight into what it is like to live with the disorder, while celebrating the creativity of young people on the spectrum. Don’t miss your chance to get a copy of the first edition, which has been hand-bound and decorated by Gwen. Only 100 copies exist.

The event starts at 8:00pm. The audience will have a chance to grab a drink at the bar and meet the authors informally before a short reading from the book. There will then be a “Q and A” session, giving the audience a chance to learn more about ASD and what it was that inspired Gwen and Joshua to write. Limited edition copies of The Poetry of Autism will be sold at the event.

For more information and to pre-order your copy, email me at gwengreenwood@yahoo.co.uk

Good Bye for now, I’ll be back with you as soon as I’m able.

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