Event

12 Steps from Genius

Friday 25 May
Literature Tent, Chapelfield Gardens
6 - 7pm
£8 / weekend ticket £90

Can success really be found in the bottom of a glass? Based on Leslie Jamison’s personal and profound book The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, this event will centre on a performance in the form of a fictional twelve-step meeting with depictions of writers including Stephen King, Jean Rhys, and David Foster Wallace.

Raw, honest, humbling and even humorous – 12 Steps explores the inner workings of some of our greatest 20th-century writers, how they walk the fine line between genius and dysfunction, and how often, the recovery is more gripping than the addiction.

At the end of the show there will be an opportunity to purchase The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath with a unique engraving.

‘An honest and important book . . . Vivid writing and required reading.’ – Stephen King on The Recovering

‘Perceptive and generous-hearted . . . Uncompromising . . . Jamison is a writer of exacting grace.’ – Washington Post

Age guidance – 14+ Contains explicit language and adult themes

Co-commissioned and co-produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers’ Centre Norwich in collaboration with Story Machine Productions.

Part of the City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival. 

Tickets £8 per event; book four or more events over the City of Literature Weekend and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46). Call the box office on 01603 766400 to redeem these offers.

This event is BSL-interpreted and captioned.

   

About Leslie Jamison

Leslie Jamison is the New York Times bestselling author of The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath and The Empathy Exams, as well as a novel, The Gin Closet. Her work has appeared in Harper’sThe AtlanticOxford AmericanVirginia Quarterly Review, and the New York Times Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. She directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University.

‘I Used to Insist I Didn’t Get Angry. Not Anymore. On female rage’ (The New York Times, January 2018)

Health & Fitness 2017: Leslie Jamison on Creativity in Recovery (Publishers Weekly, November 2017)

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Can success really be found in the bottom of a glass? Based on Leslie Jamison’s personal and profound book The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, this event will centre on a performance in the form of a fictional twelve-step meeting with depictions of writers including Stephen King, Jean Rhys, and David Foster Wallace. Raw, honest, humbling and even […]

Literature Tent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
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