JERSEY FESTIVAL OF WORDS
We are delighted to be involved in the Jersey Fesitval of Words. This is a panel discussion at the Jersey Opera House and should prove to be a fascinating evening.
Jem Lester’s darkly funny and emotive debut novel Shtum is based on his own experiences, with narrator Ben Jewell struggling to survive as a single father to profoundly autistic 10-year-old Jonah. In Penny Joelson’s novel I Have No Secrets 14-year-old Penny discovers the identity of a cruel murderer, yet is powerless to do anything (or is she?) due to her severe cerebral palsy which renders her seemingly unable to communicate. And in her debut book, Patient H69, film producer Vanessa Potter reveals the torment and terror of being struck blind and her subsequent lengthy recovery.
Join the three authors for a fascinating panel discussion on their work, with a focus on the various challenges faced when attempting to communicate without the common senses. Chairing the discussion will be radio presenter Sara Palmer.
A portion of all ticket proceeds for this event will be donated to Autism Jersey, Scope and Eyecan.
Event sponsored by NASUWT.