A Puff of Smoke (published by Jonathan Cape 7th November) is a graphic memoir about what it is like to grow up with an illness that no one can diagnose. Sarah Lippett spent eleven years suffering with symptoms from an unknown condition, until she was diagnosed with the rare disease Moyamoya at the age of 17 (a rare neurological disease that currently affects 1 in 1 million in the UK).
For the month of November (1st - 29th November) an exhibition will be held at The Centre For Better Health that will explore the wider themes of the memoir curated by her little sister Samantha, who was born within weeks of when it all started.
Join Sarah as she talks through the process of revisiting her past and piecing it back together as a graphic memoir. The talk will be followed by a short workshop where participants are invited to create sequential narratives based on their own lived experiences.
No drawing experience necesssary.