When There Are No Words: Loss and Hope

Birmingham Literature Festival 2023

On October 7th 2023, I joined fellow authors Christina Patterson (Outside, the Sky is Blue) and Alison Jean Lester (Absolutely Delicious) at Birmingham Rep for a panel event chaired by Toby Crowe, discussing our different approaches to writing about life before and after loss when no words feel adequate to the situation.

It was great to have another opportunity to bring 36 Hours before a wider audience and to champion the book’s central provocation: to have better conversations about death and dying in order that we can fully embrace the business of living!

Thanks to Birmingham Literature Festival for inviting the conversation.