Noreed Masud stands in front of a glass building holding a spirit level. Polly Atkin stands in front of a brick wall looking at the sky
Noreen Masud & Polly Atkin (credit Alex Muir)
Books & Debates

Watch Again: Noreen Masud & Polly Atkin: Writing a Life

Tue 21 May - Sun 16 Jun 2024
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Watch Again recording of our livestreamed event with Noreen Masud and Polly Atkin discussing the art of life writing and sharing their memoirs with Amy Zamarripa Solis, CEO and Founder of Writing Our Legacy CIC.

Noreen Masud’s A Flat Place has been described as raw and radical, strange and beguiling - a love letter to Britain's breathtaking flatlands, from Orford Ness to Orkney, and a reckoning with the painful, hidden histories they contain. Poet and nonfiction writer Polly Atkin (FRSL) joins the panel with Some Of Us Just Fall: On Nature and Not Getting Better, a memoir exploring place, belonging, disability, and a journey which led Polly to her current home in the Lake District, where every day she turns to the natural world and outdoor swimmingfor solace.

How do we shape our future paths while reconciling with the past? And if chronic physical and mental health conditions are also part of our lives, how do we take care of ourselves in difficult times, and find a sense of belonging and a place of safety to call home? 

This event was recorded in the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre on Thu 16 May, 7.30pm in partnership with Brighton MET College