Goldsmiths Writers' Centre presents...Michael Rosen: Many Different Kinds of Love
'Will I wake up?'
'There's a 50:50 chance.'
In March 2020, Michael Rosen — Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, among all his other achievements — became unwell. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. What followed was months on the wards: a month in an induced coma, and weeks of rehab and recovery as the NHS saved his life, and then got him back on his feet. Throughout it all, a diary was kept at the end of Michael's bed, where his nurses wrote him letters of hope and support. And as soon as he was awake, he was ready to start writing his own story.
He will be joining us to discuss his new book, which combines stunning new prose poems and the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses. We look forward to a conversation which celebrates the power of community and the indomitable spirits of the people who keep us well.
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|17 Mar 2021||5:00pm - 6:00pm|
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