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In May we’ll be discussing Sarah Hesketh’s Hard Word Box published by Penned in the Margins. In 2013 poet Sarah Hesketh spent 20 weeks visiting a residential care home for people with dementia. The result is The Hard Word Box, a book of poems and verbatim interviews that takes the reader on a surprising and enriching journey through memory and imagination. The agility of Hesketh’s poetic voice channels moments of tenderness, suffering and humour, revealing dementia as a negotiation with language and silence. The Hard Word Box is an inventive and compassionate meditation on the things that will be lost.

Wednesday 20th May at 7pm in the main bar of the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Sauhciehall street. All welcome; discussion informal; hope to see you there.

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