Transforming Sexual Trauma into Literature – online discussion – 20 May

For the first time in Northern Ireland local authors who have experienced sexual violence will discuss how writing has offered them a form of trauma therapy in an online discussion hosted by Nexus, Northern Ireland’s specialist sexual counselling charity.

A distinguished panel of local and international authors will speak of transforming their own lived experiences of sexual violence and abuse into different forms of literature, with a specific focus on the Northern Irish context. Jo Egan, Hilary McCollum and Shelley Tracey will be in conversation with author and activist Winnie M Li, who was violently raped in Belfast in 2008.

The free-to-attend event, on Thursday 20th May at 5pm, is part of a collaboration between Nexus and Clear Lines, the UK’s first-ever festival dedicated to addressing sexual assault, abuse, and consent through the arts and discussion, and has been made possible by funding from the Arts Council NI.

Register at link below.

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