Joanne Limburg is a writer and poet, who has published three poetry collections for adults, one for children, three non-fiction books and a novel. Her latest book is Letters to my Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism. She is a Teaching Associate at Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education
This presentation will focus on the ways in which literature can be a valuable tool in the process of autistic self-recognition for girls, whether they approach it as readers, writers or both. I will explore this theme through readings from and discussion of the poems I published in the collection The Autistic Alice, which were written in the wake of my own late diagnosis of autism.