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Mental Health, Wellness and Writing

 

Making Tiny but Powerful changes when the Mind is on Fire. Panel discussion about mental health, wellness and writing with Arnold Thomas Fanning, Trish and Aisling Leonard Curtin.

 

Event:

Mental Health, Wellness and Writing

Date :

Sunday, 27th October.

Time:

12:30pm  -  2:00pm

Venue:

The Book Centre

Admission & Booking:

FREE EVENT

Arnold Thomas Fanning

Arnold Thomas Fanning

Arnold Thomas Fanning’s short stories, articles, and essays have been published in The Dublin Review, Banshee, the Irish Times, Crazyhorse Magazine, Hot Press, The Phoenix Anthology of New Irish Writing, gorse, Longreads.com, Paper Visual Art Journal, and The Lonely Crowd.  Mind on Fire: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery, his first book, was published by Penguin Ireland in 2018 and shortlisted for the Butler Literary Award, The Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, and for the Wellcome Book Prize 2019.

www.arnoldthomasfanning.com

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Dr. Trish Leonard-Curtin

Dr. Trish Leonard-Curtin grew up in Ringsend. She lives in Dublin with her wife and fellow writer, Aisling, and her three cats. Trish is a counselling psychologist and the co-author of The Irish Times Number 1 Bestseller in non-fiction The Power of Small, published by Hachette Ireland. She has always loved writing. She wrote her first (unpublished) novel The Pentagon of Peace, at the age of 8. 

Trish has struggled with depression and mental health challenges herself, which prompted her to retrain as a psychologist as a mature student. Writing has always been a lifeline for Trish and an essential tool in making sense of her pain. She is passionate about making psychology accessible to marginalised groups. Trish is currently training to become a Qi-gong and Taoist Yoga teacher as she believes there is a strong link between body and mind. 

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Aisling Leonard-Curtin

Aisling Leonard-Curtin grew up in East Cork and now lives in Dublin with her wife, and fellow writer, Trish.  Aisling is a chartered psychologist and the co-author of The Irish Times Number 1 Bestseller in non-fiction The Power of Small, published by Hachette Ireland.

 

Aisling has written psychology and mental health articles for a number of publications including The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner and Psychology Today. She is a TEDx speaker and regularly gives talks and workshops internationally.  Aisling is currently co-writing and editing an epistolary novel.

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