Notes made while falling: a reading by Jenn Ashworth

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 5:00pm to 6:30pm


Bowland North Seminar Room 6 - View Map

Open to

Alumni, Postgraduates, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Event Details

Jenn Ashworth, from the department of English and Creative Writing, will be giving a special reading of her critically acclaimed memoir, Notes Made by Falling.

Described as ‘A meditation on sickness, spirituality, creativity, and the redemptive powers of writing’, Jenn Ashworth’s Notes made while falling (Goldsmiths, 2019) is a story of a disastrously traumatic childbirth, its long aftermath, and the out-of-time roots of both trauma and creativity in an extraordinary childhood. Moving from fairgrounds to Agatha Christie, from literary festivals to the Bible, from Chernobyl to King Lear, we journey through familiar landscapes transformed through unexpected encounters and comic combinations. Hovering on the edge of madness, writing, it seems, might keep us sane – or might just allow us to keep on living. At this event Jenn will read from Notes made while falling and discuss the personal and creative process of writing.

Professor Imogen Tyler (Professor and Head of Department, Sociology) will Chair the event and lead the discussion.

All questions and queries should be directed to Dr Michael Lambert, Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Inequalities, Sociology.

Contact Details

Name Michael Lambert

Telephone number

01524 594943