Ver Poets - Simon Bowden

Ver Poets - Simon Bowden / Events / Wed 19 Oct 2016

Poems of Physical and Mental Healing

Poems of Physical and Mental Healing


If you’ve ever had to deal with severe physical or mental illness, you may be interested in an event at St Albans central library on Wednesday October 19th at 7.30 pm.

The performance which starts at 7.30 pm features four talented authors who have written about battles with disease or mental illness. Members of the audience are also encouraged to read a short poem about healing – and to join in the discussion at the end of the evening.
John Mole has won numerous poetry awards and has written movingly and wittily about his chemotherapy. Wendy French has been poet in residence at the Macmillan Cancer Care Centre in London. She has recently published a book about her experiences Thinks Itself a Hawk.
Valerie Morton has published two books, works as a poetry tutor, and run a workshop for a mental health charity. Rebecca Hubbard is a professional gardener turned creative writing teacher and has written about her battle with disease and the healing power of nature.

Entry £5 (£2 for members of Ver Poets) includes refreshments at half time.

Venue: St Albans Central Library, The Maltings, AL1 3JQ. 7.30 pm

Event Location

St Albans Central Library

The Maltings Shopping Centre


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