TCR Presents: An Evening of Poetry and the NHS - *CANCELLED*
Thursday 19th March 18:30 - 20:00 at London - Tottenham Court Road
We are celebrating World Poetry Day by inviting you to join poet Charly Cox ('She Must be Mad') and author Molly Case ('How to Treat People'), with editors Deborah Alma and Dr Katie Amiel to launch 'These are the Hands', a tender and heartfelt tribute to our health service.
Offering a unique insight into the real experiences of the people at the heart of the NHS, 'These are the Hands' is a deeply affective anthology.
The poems offer unflinchingly honest and intimate accounts from the people who care for us from the moment of birth to the end of life. In crystallising the most beautiful and painful moments of being
human, they speak directly to all our experience.
'A wonderful anthology to celebrate the NHS, which is itself the best poem a country has ever written’ - Stephen Fry
'Heartfelt and intimate' - Adam Kay
About the Editors:
Deborah Alma is a UK poet who teaches Creative Writing at Keele University. She has worked using poetry with people with dementia, in hospice care, with vulnerable
women’s groups and with children in schools. She is editor of Emergency Poet- An Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology; The Everyday Poet-
Poems to Live By; #Me Too – Rallying Against Sexual Harassment- A Women’s Poetry Anthology and Ten Poems of Happiness. Her first, full collection, Dirty Laundry is published by Nine Arches Press. She cofounded
the world’s first walk-in Poetry Pharmacy in Shropshire with her partner the poet James Sheard featured on the BBC and Sky TV.
Dr Katie Amiel is a GP working in Hackney, London. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practioners’ (RCGP) Wellbeing Committee, is a trained teacher of MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) and has run many workshops, courses and training events on health professional mental health, wellbeing and compassion including work for the Practitioner Health Programme. She founded The Bigger Picture, a collaborative project with the RCGP. This aims to improve health professional wellbeing and patient care by offering a wider perspective including the arts and humanities and give opportunities for healthcare staff to develop, showcase and celebrate their creative talents. Its key themes of connection, compassion, creativity, curiosity and contemplation are being explored through inspiring talks, events, workshops, exhibitions, a literary festival and this anthology.
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