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Friday, April 5 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
2K: Wired for Success: Neurodiversity in Writing and the Writing Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Writers with AD(H)D and related neurological differences may discover that writing presents very particular challenges. Some of us might feel that our wiring comes with certain literary superpowers: a near-effortless ability to come up with unexpected thematic associations, juxtapositions and absurd humor; a particular understanding of character development and emotion; an ability to craft language in fresh and surprising ways. We might also struggle to forge a writing process that really serves our work, master craft issues like structure, or navigate the social aspects of writing life.

In this interactive session we’ll share support and resources that address the needs and value the strengths of writers with AD(H)D. We'll discuss excerpts from essays and interviews in which writers share their own experiences around neurodivergence. Bring your insights, challenges, and successes to share! Expect to come away with practical strategies around the writing process, long-term projects, publishing and more.

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Robin Black

Robin Black’s story collection, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, was a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Story Prize, and named a Best Book of 2010 by numerous publications, including the Irish Times. Her novel, Life Drawing, was longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan... Read More →
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Denise Delgado

Fiction & Nonfiction Writer
Denise’s fiction and critical essays have appeared in Inch; Dossier; Hinchas de Poesía; the anthology Florida Flash; edited by Lynne Barrett; Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza's Tabloid Project; Jai-Alai Magazine; the artist’s monograph Frances Trombly: Paintings; Fiction Writers Review... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Gloucester Room - 4th Floor