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Grief Matters Southwark Book Reading Event

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The Elephant and Castle Pub

119 Newington Causeway

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SE1 6BN

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Popular local authors will be reading extracts from their work in aid of Grief Matters Southwark, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make bereavement counselling available to all those in need in the borough. The evening will consist of an eclectic mix of writing, from music biography to true life story and comedy. Writers include:

Rachael Ball will present her most recent work 'Wolf', an illustrated novel about the experience of losing a parent at a young age. Rachael is also the author of best-selling graphic novel ‘The Inflatable Woman’. http://rachaelball.tumblr.com Author of 'The Inflatable Woman,' A Guardian Best Graphic Novel of 2015 and one of Paul Gravett’s Top 10 British Graphic Novels 2015. “Read it. Inspiring. Poignant. Wonderfully unconventional” – Sunday Telegraph.

Chris Salewicz will read from his work Redemption Song about Joe Strummer from the Clash and his latest publication Jimmy Page: The Definitive biography. Chris is a prolific music journalist and broadcaster who has covered most genres of music in his time, with a special emphasis on reggae and punk rock. https://www.chris-salewicz.com/

Gail Thibert, a lady of many talents, will be presenting extracts from her book Soap, Stamps, Jump Tube, a story of her teenage life hanging out in the punk scene of Elephant & Castle. Raucously funny at times. You won’t be disappointed. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Soap-Stamps-Jump-Tube-Thibert-ebook/dp/B07DDQ5VB4 Gail says: It's lovely to be supported by people who understand and care when you are experiencing loss

Chris Roberts, a London-based writer and tour guide who has written books on the history of nursery rhymes, London's bridges, lost words and superstition in football. Through his work as a tour guide in London he has acquired a panoramic knowledge of this great city. He will present work from his most recent publication Bus Travel in South London -Stories from the City Over the Water. https://www.thecityoverthewater.com/about-chris-roberts Chris says: I did get grief counselling after my mum died and it really helped me. Getting it was quite a challenge and I really had to work to get a second crop of sessions. I think the service should be more widely and easily available for those that need it.


Stella Duffy is an award-winning novelist with over 70 short stories, 14 plays and 17 novels translated into 15 languages. She will read from London Lies Beneath set in Walworth in 1912, a fictional account of a tragedy that attracted national grief and the local families that lived through it.
https://stelladuffy.blog/ Stella says: Like many of us, I have experienced the grief both of bereavements (from my sister dying suddenly when I was 18, to the loss of a dear friend to suicide just this year) and the grief that is the loss of a dreamed life (when chemotherapy made me infertile at 36). Each of us does the work of grief in our own time and each of us can be helped enormously by another willing to be alongside us. Organisations like Grief Matters Southwark can make a huge difference and I'm delighted to be able to support.


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