Date(s) - 25/10/2019
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
‘What Can We Do with Our Vulnerability? Words to Make Meaning of Life’s Experiences’ features award-winning writer Emilie Pine talking about her bestselling book of personal essays, ‘Notes to Self’ (Tramp Press, 2018; Penguin, 2019). The event is co-sponsored by Counselling and Health Communication at Ulster University and the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry~Londonderry. The event features a reading from ‘Notes to Self’ by Emilie Pine, followed by a public conversation with the author, after which attendees will have an opportunity to discuss chosen passages from the book in small groups. The small-group discussions will be facilitated by trained facilitators from the Verbal Arts Centre’s Reading Rooms Project.
The event forms part of Mental Health and the Arts, a new interdisciplinary, cross-border initiative on the island of Ireland. It is founded and directed by Dr Noreen Giffney (Lecturer in Counselling at Ulster University and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist), Dr Maggie Long (Subject Lead for Counselling and Health Communication, Ulster University and Counsellor) and Dr Jolene Mairs Dyer (Lecturer in Media Production at Ulster University and former Mental Health Social Worker and Therapist [Groupwork]). Registration is £10 full fee/£5 reduced fee (+online booking fee). Certificates of attendance (3 hours) will be issued for the purpose of CPD. You will find further details about the event and how to register in the event brochure which is available from the organisers.