Three Things About Ageing
📅 Wednesday 22 May 2019
Museum Of Liverpool
Join two authors, nurse Molly Case and former psychiatrist Joanna Cannon, in conversation about literature, empathy and depictions of ageing and care in fiction.
To open the event, we'll be welcoming a member of the team at National Museums Liverpool to talk about the fantastic House of Memories project. We'll have drinks and snacks, and time for audience questions as we explore how society views ageing today.
Molly Case is a spoken word artist, writer and nurse born and brought up in south London. She received a First-class degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from Bath Spa University and during this time spent two years as a care worker looking after people with dementia. Upon leaving Bath, Molly decided to pursue a career in nursing and is currently working at St George's Hospital, London as a cardiac nurse specialist. In April 2013 she achieved national recognition after performing her poem 'Nursing the Nation' at the Royal College of Nursing. The performance has now been viewed over 400,000 times. Her debut collection of poetry, Underneath the Roses Where I Remembered Everything was published in 2015. Molly has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, Elle magazine and Huffington Post, and was named in the Health Service Journal's Inspirational Women list and the BBC's 100 Women list. Her book HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE is out in April, 2019 with Penguin Random House.
Joanna Cannon is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling novel The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, which has sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone and is currently published in fifteen countries. The novel was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, shortlisted for The Bookseller Industry Awards 2017 and won the 2016 BAMB Reader Awards. Joanna has been interviewed in The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Times and Good Housekeeping magazine, and her writing has appeared in the Sunday Telegraph and the the Guardian, amongst others. She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, interviewed on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5, and is a regular at literary festivals across the country including Edinburgh and Cheltenham. Joanna left school at fifteen with one O-level and worked her way through many different jobs – barmaid, kennel maid, pizza delivery expert – before returning to A-levels in her thirties and graduating from Leicester Medical School. Her work as a psychiatrist and interest in people on the fringes of society continue to inspire her writing, and Joanna currently volunteers for Arts for Health, within the Midlands Partnership NHS Trust, bringing an opportunity for staff and service users to engage with the creative arts. Joanna’s second novel Three Things About Elsie was published by HarperCollins in January 2018. It was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and is a Richard & Judy Book Club choice.
This event is free and open to all.
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