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Stigma

Mon
28th April 2008 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
An event that used poetry to explore and challenge the stigma associated with mental illness.

The event was chaired by Baroness Julia Neuberger of the King's Fund who has also charied Camden and Islington CHS NHS trust.
As a Liberal Democrat peer, she speaks on health matters in the House of Lords.

Performing at the event were:
Lisa Appignanesi, a novelist and writer. She is President of PEN UK and Director of the Freud Museum
Blake Morrison, a poet and novelist. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a regular contributor to The Guardian.
John Hegley, a performance poet and frequent broadcaster on BBC Radio 4. Whilst at university, he worked as a mental health nurse in Bradford.

Selima Hill, a poet and tutor at the Poetry School in London. She is a winner of the Avron Foundation / Observer International Poetry competition and the Whitbread Poety Award.

Interviews with the performers and Sheila Hollins, President of The Royal College of Psychiatrists conducted by Jane Taylor are available to listen to
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