Six neurodivergent writers were selected, via an open call, to create new short stories inspired by their own personal experiences of being neurodivergent. None of them knew each other and none of them had published work before. Some had a rough idea of what they wanted to share, while others had no idea where to start.

To discuss this creative experiment, we’re welcoming project commissioner and author of Every Brain, Ali Wilson, alongside two of the contributors – Kofi Gyamfi and Lizzie Milton – to find out what the experience was like, hear their stories first-hand and learn how amazing things can happen when we untether ourselves from the typical rules of literature.

The panel is followed by a writing workshop for neurodivergent writers (see Writing at Tangents, separate listing).

About The Author

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Ali Wilson

Ali Wilson is a neurodivergent theatre maker, comedian, producer and director of EveryBrain. She advocates for better understanding and celebration of neurodiversity in thecreative sector and works closely with many organisations to reimagine workingpractices tobe more neurodivergent friendly. She is also a Trustee at Contact.

About The Speakers

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Kofi Gyamfi

Kofi Gyamfi is a writer/performer from South Manchester. Kofi started writing at 21, joining Manchester based poetry group; Young Identity. Kofi’s written work has been published by Afropunk, Every Brain and a number of zines and anthologies. Kofi’s work has been commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Apples and Snakes. Kofi performs music under the rap name KOFITOLDUSO and since 2019 he has released two EP’s “4 Commandments “ and “Promised Land” which are available on all streaming platforms. 

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Lizzie Milton

Originally from Bristol, Lizzie Milton is a playwright, dramaturge and storyteller based in Manchester. Heavily influenced by folklore and mythology, they are interested in queer and neurodivergent forms of storytelling and radical acts of transformation. They are also interested in collaborative forms of working and creating theatre with and for young people.