Molly Case and Christie Watson (Balham Literary Festival)
June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday 16th June: 17.30
Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is Christie Watson’s astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness.
“It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most under-appreciated of professions more than ever… it’s a privilege to have Christie as our guide” Adam Kay
Weaving together medical history, art, memoir and science, Molly Case beautifully illustrates the intricacies of the human condition and the oscillating rhythms of life and death in How to Treat People.
“How to Treat People gets to the heart of who we are – how we live and also how we die. I was moved twice over – by the work Molly does as a nurse every day, and by the book she has written” Nina Stibbe
Christie Watson, bestselling author and former nurse, and Molly Case, spoken word artist and a nurse at St George’s Tooting, have both written powerful and profound accounts about their experiences as nurses. Join them as they reflect on the nursing profession with literary journalist and editor Sarah Shaffi.
Venue: The Ballroom, Balham Bowls Club, SW12 8QX