20 – 29 May

Events
2018

Yiyun Li: Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Date
Wednesday, 23 May
Time
6:00PM
Venue
Smock Alley Theatre
Price
€12 / €10

Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisdom, Yiyun Li’s memoir is a luminous account of a life lived surrounded by books and the healing power of reading. Written over two years while she battled suicidal depression, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life is a painful yet richly affirming examination of what makes life worth living. Yiyun Li’s life has been sustained by a profound connection to the writers and writing she loves, and the title of the book - taken from a Katherine Mansfield letter - celebrates writing as a source of hope.