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Book launch: The Big J vs The Big C by Janine Booth

Celebrate the book launch of Janine Booth's new collection The Big J vs the Big C published by Flapjack Press, with readings from the poet and special guest Laura Taylor. 

Poet, author and activist Janine Booth was part of the ranting poetry movement of the eighties, performing as 'The Big J'. In late 2016, she discovered a strange indentation in her right breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer. In this collection of candid journal extracts, poetry, meticulous research and substantive politics, Janine details her journey from detection and diagnosis, through surgery, to 'getting over it'.

"This book is a must for all health care workers - doctors, nurses, students, caterers, cleaners, porters - the team needed by patients facing The Big C." - Dr Coral Jones, GP & Chair Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour Party
"I picked up this book expecting to be educated, entertained and amused. I put it down having ticked all of those boxes. The NHS is quite literally the best thing there is in the entire world. We must never stop fighting for it." - Kate Smurthwaite, comedian & activist

"Janine's openness, humour and honesty, combined with her poetic sensibility, leads us by the hand through her experience with cancer. The effect is to leave us breathless on her behalf and on behalf of all women facing such a challenge." - Henry Normal, poet, writer & producer

Dates and times
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | Tue 12 Nov 2019
Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
M2 5PD
North West