Upcoming events

The next monthly Adults with Dyslexia Meet – up is on Tuesday 25th March from 6.30 – 8.30pm at Quaker House, 1a Jewel Road, Walthamstow E17 4QU.

We are very excited to welcome Asher Hoyles as our guest speaker. Her talk will cover her book: Dyslexia from a Cultural Perspective.

Dyslexia is a critical issue worldwide. There is widespread ignorance about it and the consequences can be devastating.

Of the 700 books on dyslexia in the British Library, apparently not one is written by a black author and none deals with the issue of race and culture. How is dyslexia viewed in the black communities? What needs to be done to raise awareness?

How can dyslexics themselves become more conscious and confident? Dyslexia from a Cultural Perspective (2007) makes a start, looking in an accessible way at statistics, famous dyslexics and the historical background and the theoretical framework.

Asher will be looking at these aspects in her talk.

Asher Hoyles

Asher has been writing poetry for over 25 years. She has performed these poems in many venues, such as Glastonbury, Hay-on-Wye, Westminster Abbey, Soho Theatre, Docklands Museum and the Theatre Royal Stratford. She has utilised her experience by running poetry workshops in schools, colleges and prisons, as well as teaching performance poetry for the last 15 years at Clean Break Theatre Company in Kentish Town.

Summer Transition Club, 24-28 July 2017, Forest School, Snaresbrook, 10-3pm every day. Contact admin@wfda.org.uk to book your free place.