Writing About Autism:
Translating Your Experiences with the Autism Spectrum into Memoir or Fiction
Lived Experience Writing Workshop for People with Disabilities
Where: Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street (btw 6th and 5th Ave), New York, NY
Donna Levin, whose most recent novel, There’s More Than One Way Home, involves a family with a member on the autism spectrum, leads a workshop on using personal experience with autism in writing and publishing.
The workshop is aimed at adults on the autism spectrum, family members and others in the autism community (and related communities of neurodiversity) who want to write about their experiences and publish.
Donna will discuss the growth of the genre of “autism lit”, the challenges of translating personal experience into fiction or memoir, and the paths toward publishing.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jonathon Epstein, AHRC NYC Transition Developer, at (646) 538-1410 or Jonathon.Epstein@ahrcnyc.org.
Donna Levin is the author of several novels, including Extraordinary Means and California Street, and two books on the craft of writing. Her work is included in the California State Library’s collection of California novels.