The Freud Museum

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19 September 2012
7.30pm - SOLD OUT waiting list available


Eva Hoffman and Sathnam Sangera in conversation with Sue Cowan-Jenssen

A podcast for this event is available via our iTunes page.


The Relational School (of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy) and the Freud Museum are holding a series of intimate evening forums addressing the subject of memoir from the perspective of how writing and publishing has come to affect the individual’s experience of their own story. Conveying a life illuminates profound aspects of our human story and our struggles to situate ourselves and to belong. As organisations concerned with the meaning and impact of reflection, we are delighted to welcome these esteemed memoirists to join us in conversation and reflection upon what it means to have shared their history in this way.

Eva Hoffman Lost in Translation: Life in a New Language

Sathnam Sanghera The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton

Eva Hoffman is a writer and academic. She has been a professor of literature and creative writing at several high profile American universities as well as editor for The New York Times Book Review.

Sathnam Sanghera is a feature writer and columnist for The Times. ‘Boy with the Topknot' is an acclaimed best seller and won 'The Mind Book of the Year' in 2009.

Both have written powerful memoirs of living in and between two very different cultures and of the impact of this experience on their identity and psyche.

Sue Cowan-Jenssen is a founder member of the Relational School. She is an integrative psychotherapist and EMDR Consultant.


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