What happens to love when mental illness steps in? Why do some of us get better, and some of us stay worse? How do families and friends hold together as the cracks show?
Rachel’s first pamphlet, published by WordsmithHQ as part of their first-ever pamphlet series, will ask all this and more in an evening about love, laughter and family in the face of mental ill-health.
Join us for an informal evening of drinks, readings from ‘Three Degrees’, a chance to buy the book and meet some friendly poetry faces! Plus, two fabulous supporting acts that are TBC, but most definitely excellent.
About Rachel: Rachel Lewis is a 23-year-old Londoner and poet of the page and stage. ‘Three Degrees of Separation’ is her debut pamphlet following Wordsmith’s ‘Siblings’ Poetry Competition 2018. She has been recognised by the Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award and the Poetry Book Society Student Competition. She is an alumna of the Roundhouse Cross-Arts Programme and Poet in the City’s Young Producers scheme. Her work has been published widely in print and online and she has been spotted receiving applause on stage at the Roundhouse, the Southbank, Chill Pill London, Words on the Water, and more. Check out @imperfectly_poeted on Instagram for her poetry antics.
About WordsmithHQ: WordsmithHQ, led by Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde, is an online, creative platform supporting writers on their writing and publishing journey. Through publication and showcasing, online workshops, and key tools and resources, they provide writers with an immersive experience and interactive support to strengthen their portfolios, build their confidence, and share writing widely within and beyond their unique Wordsmith community.