Writer and broadcaster Michael Rosen to speak at St Christopher’s Hospice’s one day conference

A famous writer and broadcaster is set to speak at a conference exploring how to face death creatively.

Michael Rosen, who has written more than 140 books for children and adults, will be the keynote speaker at St Christopher’s Hospice’s one day conference.

Through a mix of seminars, exhibitions, performances and workshops, the event will provide attendees with an opportunity to reflect upon and share the many important ways in which creative arts play an important role surrounding death, dying and loss generally.

It will focus specifically on the innovative ways the arts have provided support during the pandemic.

After the death of his 18-year-old son Eddie in 1999, Mr Rosen turned to writing to help process the challenging environment he found himself in.

He later published his most recognisable and touching work Sad Book.

More recently, having been discharged from hospital mid-way through 2020, Michael picked up a pen and wrote extensively about his experience, praising the incredible care he received from the NHS.

Despite suffering with the effects of long Covid, including a foggy eye, deaf ear and ongoing dizziness, Mr Rosen published his work, Many Different Kinds of Love, earlier this year.

Mr Rosen, as keynote speaker, will host a session at the conference on November 12, sharing anecdotes and wisdom from his personal life with his trademark sense of heartfelt, relatable and gentle humour.

Tickets are available at https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/facingdeathcreatively/



Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *