Handle With Care: Roopa Farooki and Fiona Mason

On Friday 26th May 2023, I joined fellow author and junior doctor Roopa Farooki (Everything is True) at Dragon Hall, Norwich, for the National Centre for Writing City of Literature Weekend for Norfolk and Norwich Festival. We discussed how books can help to address difficult conversations around life, death and grief and how memoir can reframe delicate discussions and help others to find a voice.

A Q&A session followed with lively and poignant input from the audience.

Events such as these help bring 36 Hours to a wider audience, to encourage more open conversations about death and dying. The intention is not to be morbid, but, as attributed to Marie Curie, ‘to understand more that we may fear less’.