Words Weekend 2019

Carmen Marcus' Sea Rescue

How myths of the sea provide a language for surviving perilous mental states


Part of Words Weekend 2019

Free, but ticketed


Carmen Marcus (author of How Saints Die) will show how she uses sea-lore to create imagined worlds where trauma can be resolved. She will lead you deep under the myth of the Selkie to show how it provides a blueprint to understand how we fall for and escape from coercive control.

More info:

Start time: 4pm
Venue: NRFH

As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.

Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.

We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members,  some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces.  Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]