Tue, 19 Dec|
QND Writers Group | £ Pay What You Can
Join queer autistic author Jorik Mol for his monthly group for neurodivergent writers. Includes some prompted writing if you want to. Open to neurodivergent writers at all levels including beginner. Pay What You Can from £0 - £10
Time & Location
19 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
About the Event
About the Meetings in General
PLEASE NOTE this event is specifically for neurodivergent-identified queer authors. No diagnosis necessary, but please don’t join if you are simply ‘interested’ or if ‘my nephew is autistic.’
Jorik Mol will be assisted by a fellow neurodivergent writer on the night.
Introductions, checking in, creation of a space and validating space.
Exploring the potential for a queer ND Writers Group.
Writing Prompt: Writing for 30 mins.
Breakout rooms will always be accessible for check-ins and taking a breather.
NOTE ABOUT DECEMBER MEETING
The topic for this month will be 'Authentically neurodivergent'. I've taken that to mean: 'how can we use our skills as a writer to create character and language to reflect our experiences and those of our neurokin?'
Like last time, the writing time will be a choice between getting some work done yourself, or an exercise in creative non-fiction. I've written a non-fiction book this year and I've made every mistake that I can think of, so I'm looking forward to putting all of this together.
The second half will be focused on the group itself. Now we're funded and are running monthly sessions, I want to hear your thoughts as to how to best build this as a long-term project.
About Jorik Mol
Jorik Mol (he/him) is an queer autistic author, currently writing his first non-fiction book for Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Out in 2024, Feeling Fast and Slow is about autism, empathy and the limits of what non-autistic people believe we are. In 2018, Jorik’s novel Teeming was selected for Penguin’s ‘Write Now’-workshops, currently under resubmission to TGLA. Teeming is set in 1930s Holland, within the minds of three queer autistic young people as they learn to survive in a world yet without a name for who they are. Jorik is in high demand as an educator on neurodiversity: https://www.jorikmol.com
Pay what you can from £0 to say £10.£