Katherine May

A memoir of one woman's walk in the wilds as she comes to terms with an Asperger's diagnosis. In August 2015, Whitstable-based writer Katherine May (The Whitstable High Tide Club) set out to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. She wanted to understand why she had stopped coping with everyday life; why motherhood had been so overwhelming and isolating, and why the world felt full of inundation and expectations she can't meet. Setting her feet down on the rugged and difficult path by the sea, the answer begins to unfold. It's a chance encounter with a voice on the radio that sparks a realisation that she has Asperger's Syndrome. The Electricity of Every Living Thing tells the story of the year in which Katherine comes to terms with her diagnosis.

Katherine May will be in conversation with Tanya Sharick (Wild Woman Swimming).