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An evening with Susan Elderkin SOLD OUT

16th November 2017

HOW TO READ FOR WISDOM
An evening with Susan Elderkin

Award-winning novelist Susan Elderkin, who lives just outside Bruton, has spent the last six years exploring the bene ts of reading ction. She argues that we can be transformed by the power of novels to allow us to walk for a while in someone else’s shoes, see what they see, feel what they feel, love what they love. With fellow writer Ella Berthoud, she offers bibliotherapy at Alain de Botton’s School of Life and has written two books, The Novel Cure and The Story Cure, that identify novels – for adults and children respectively – which inspire hope in our darkest moments and offer cures for a wide range of human ills and anxieties.

Susan Elderkin will take us on a journey through some of the novels – and children’s books – which have the capacity to increase our wisdom, and make us bigger people, who can better withstand the challenges and confusions of existence.

‘Utterly addictive . . . The Novel Cure also tells you things about yourself (like the books themselves that includes stuff you’d rather not know)’ The Guardian

£10 per ticket
book here
clubroom bar open from 6.30 pm; event starts at 7pm
Meantime curated by Emma Craigie