13th August - 13th August 2019
‘Failure is a success if we learn from it’ wrote a certain William Gladstone. But how can a pen, paper or even a laptop liberate us? In this evening event, Writer in Residence Emily Morris discusses how writing the true story of experience of unexpectedly becoming a single parent helped free her from feelings of pain, shame and failure. What’s more, her writing has helped others, an experience she never anticipated. Emily will read from her memoir, My Shitty Twenties, and talk about the pitfalls and peaks of writing real life.
Emily Morris is a writer whose debut book was published in 2017. My Shitty Twenties: A Memoir, was voted one of Guardian reader’s favourite books of 2017 and praised for its ‘beautiful and bullshit-free’ account of single motherhood – although as one reviewer notes, this is not a book about a baby, but rather one about a woman. After discovering she was pregnant aged 22 and halfway through university, Emily started what would go on to become an award-winning, immensely popular blog about her life.
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