Marina Benjamin & Sinéad Gleeson
Writing Our Bodies
Two brilliant writers explore the connections between our bodies and our minds. Marina Benjamin’s Insomnia probes the world of sleep, the desperate quest for it when it eludes us and the extraordinary perceptions that sleeplessness can bring. Sinéad Gleeson’s Constellations describes the effects of becoming marked by illness, motherhood and ageing, not merely from a personal point of view, but taking into account Irish women’s fight for their bodily rights.
Chaired by Alex Clark, journalist, critic, broadcaster and Festival Artistic Director.