Michael Rosen: Many Different Kinds of Love
****PLEASE NOTE: the time of this event as printed in the programme is incorrect. The event is 5.30pm – 6.30pm.****
A special event in partnership with Bournville Hub CIO, home to The Bookshop on the Green.
Hear from one of the English language’s most treasured contemporary writers, whose story of the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the nation.
In March 2020, Michael Rosen became unwell. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. What followed was months on the wards: a month in an induced coma, and weeks of rehab and recovery as the NHS saved his life, and then got him back on his feet. Throughout it all, a diary was kept at the end of Michael’s bed, where his nurses wrote him letters of hope and support. And as soon as he was awake, he was ready to start writing his own story.
Combining stunning new prose poems by one of Britain’s best loved poets and the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses, and featuring original illustrations by Chris Riddell, this event celebrates a beautiful book about love, life and the NHS that honours the power of community and the indomitable spirits of the people who keep us well.
Followed by a booksigning.
Chaired by Abigail Campbell.
Michael Rosen has inspired hundreds of West Midlands schoolchildren with the power of poetry through his work with Bournville BookFest, run by the same team who now run Bournville Hub CIO and The Bookshop on the Green.