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Beyond The Spectrum: Autism Writing Project

Writing East Midlands: Beyond the Spectrum.

Beyond The Spectrum was a pilot project connecting professional, autistic poets and authors with autistic people from age 11 upwards across the East Midlands.

The project began with a series of eight free, weekly creative writing workshops, which ended in March 2021. The workshops were for autistic writers from beginners upwards, with separate groups available for younger writers and adult writers living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all workshops were online.

We recruited a brilliant team of autistic poets and authors to inspire participants to develop new skills, express themselves creatively, as well as establish new contacts and networks.

This was a pilot project, but we hope it will become a much bigger initiative later in 2021, subject to a successful funding bid.

To find out more about this project and download their 2 free anthologies, please click here.
Watch their YouTube film here.

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