About this event
Join author Zara Slattery for a conversation about her newly published graphic memoir Coma. Coma vividly details Zara's time spent in intensive care after a persistent sore throat turned into a deadly bacterial infection which resulted in a 15-day drug-induced coma and major life-altering surgery.
Zara will be joined by her husband Dan, whose diaries and recollections were key to Zara’s work; Lucy Pitt, Matron on the intensive care unit in Brighton, who was part of the team caring for Zara; and Dr Barbara Philips, Reader in Intensive Care Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) who met with Zara during the book’s creation. Bobbie Farsides, Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at BSMS, will be guiding the conversation which will cover the experience of coma, love, family, intensive care nursing and medicine, diary keeping, memoir, graphic medicine and as much more as time will allow.
This event is co-hosted by Myriad Editions, an independent publisher based in Brighton, and is part of the Ethics in Performance series at BSMS.
‘The illustrations grab you by the insides and pull you into the author’s world that has been opened up through this wonderful book. Sadness, hope and honesty are your guides.’ Dr Matt Morgan, author of Critical
‘Something special, something different, Zara’s story mixed the macabre and the mundane in a way I’ve not seen done before. She’s gone through the most horrific, nightmare-like experience and she has the skill to visually describe it through her comics.’ Joe Decie, The Comics Journal
Visit myriadeditions.com/coma for more information on Coma.
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