Jackie Kay reading Museum of Childhood

Jackie Kay

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 18:30 V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA

About the event

Jackie Kay at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Poet in the City is delighted to invite you to an event marking National Adoption Week and featuring two celebrated authors who have written compellingly about their own experiences of adoption. Jeanette Winterson is the author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985), The Passion (1987) and many other novels. She will be reading from her new memoir about her childhood and the effects of adoption in a creative life. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is published by Jonathan Cape on 27 October 2011. Jackie Kay’s first book of poetry The Adoption Papers (1991) is an emotional account of her early life. More recently, she is the author of Red Dust Road (2010) – the story of finding her birth father and mother – and Fiere (2011 - both Picador), a book of poems coming out of that experience. Tickets £10. Call 020 8983 5205 or email mocbookings@vam.ac.uk. For more information visit www.poetinthecity.co.uk