In writing her poignant and genre-busting debut, Now and at the Hour of our Death, Susana Moreira Marques accompanied a palliative care team to a forgotten corner of northern Portugal. Visiting villages where rural ways of life are disappearing results in a beautiful book, brilliantly blending the immediacy of oral history with the sensibility of philosophical reportage. Novelist Zoe Venditozzi (Anywhere’s Better Than Here) is a writer-in-residence, working within a hospital community to encourage dialogue and facilitate the sharing of ideas, experiences and memories. Here, Susana and Zoe discuss the importance of storytelling, the power of oral history and why it’s time to look at death with fresh eyes.
Made possible with the support of Instituto Camoes and the Portuguese Language Centre at the University of Edinburgh and in partnership with Verdant Works.
When: Friday 21st October, 6.30pm (1 hour)
Where: Verdant Works
£3 / £2
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk