This year's Dyspla Festival takes place at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 6 to 10 November.
The Festival celebrates creative dyslexics whether they be writers, poets, playwrights, artists, filmmakers or theatre practitioners.
To reflect that range of talents, users of the theatre space and bar will be offered "handmade dyslexic thoughts" in a variety of media—a letter, poem, drawing or impromptu performance—not necessarily delivered in a conventional context.
The intention behind this event is to introduce the language of dyslexia to a wider audience and reveal something of the inner world of the story-making dyslexic: careful when you put down your drink, your coaster may not be what it seems...
The Festival includes the première of two plays by dyslexic playwrights, James Ernest and Juliet Cochrane, and Dysplamentary a film by Kazimir Bielecki that documents dyslexic story makers sharing their memories about childhood, but the event kicks off with a Gala evening where guest speakers include author Sally Gardner and business woman Andrea Clark, with further entertainment provided by Dyslexic Performance Poet, Catherine Brogan.
Tickets are only available through the web site http://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/