Adult Price: £8
Date(s) - 02/07/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Orwell Hotel - Furneaux Suite
Three authors look at mental health and suicide, and discuss how it relates to their own writing. Dan Mooney’s debut novel, Me Myself and Them is an exploration of self-destruction and coping with mental health issues. Martin Bannister has taught creative writing in Wandsworth Prison and graffiti to teenagers who have been excluded from mainstream education. His debut novel A Map of Nowhere was written after a period of employment as a support worker for people with mental health problems. Matt Johnson is a novelist, whose previous work as a police officer included talking people down from ledges.
This session is dedicated to the memory of Mark Furnace 29/01/1972- 30/11/2015. Mark’s partner will be taking part in the 2017 London marathon to raise money for CALM. The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is dedicated to preventing male suicide in the UK. For more information see www.thecalmzone.net
To donate, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/jaffamark
This event is part of ‘New Voices, Fresh Perspectives, Firm Favourites’. This is a whole day of inspiring and thought-provoking events, for aspiring writers and those who love the written word… Join us for the whole day for just £35, which includes entrance to the short story competition, or hand-pick individual sessions at £8 each (£10 for the short story event including entry).