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Forty Winks Café

November 19, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is an online event.

Trouble sleeping? Worried about coronavirus? Want to find out more about representations of sleep, health, and illness in contemporary culture, as well as sleep health? Brew your favourite relaxing tea and get cosy at this virtual café!

This online event, chaired by Claire Malcolm of New Writing North, will feature three short talks by Northumbria University’s academics and Q&A sessions. Prof Katy Shaw will introduce the evening by discussing how writings grapple with health issues like the current pandemic. Dr Diletta De Cristofaro will then take you on a science fiction tour of nightmarish sleepless futures. Finally, Prof Jason Ellis will put you to bed with an interactive session and top tips for a good night’s sleep.

The group will be collecting your recommendations of books and films about sleep, health, and illness into an online resource, so do start suggesting your favourite titles and passages when registering for the café and through #fortywinkscafé on Facebook and Twitter!

Once you’ve registered, and closer to the date the event is taking place, you will receive step-by-step instructions explaining how you can join the virtual café. For accessibility enquiries please get in touch.

In partnership with

New Writing North

Contact email address

diletta.cristofaro@northumbria.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forty-winks-cafe-tickets-122568552841

Venue

Online: Northumbria University
2 Sandyford Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH United Kingdom
Accessibility information
The café will take place online. After you've registered, and closer to the date the event is taking place, you will receive step-by-step instructions explaining how you can join the virtual café. Our platform (TBC) will support close captioning and will be compatible with screen readers. For accessibility enquiries please get in touch with the organiser via email.
Website:
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/

Other

Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
diletta.cristofaro@northumbria.ac.uk
Event partners
New Writing North
Region
North East
City/town
Newcastle
Accessibility information
The café will take place online. After you've registered, and closer to the date the event is taking place, you will receive step-by-step instructions explaining how you can join the virtual café. Our platform (TBC) will support close captioning and will be compatible with screen readers. For accessibility enquiries please get in touch with the organiser via email.
Image copyright information
Public domain.

Accessibility information: if you have any questions, queries or requests please contact the event organiser directly.