Main Auditorium, Belfast Waterfront, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH
Keynote speaker – Christie Watson, author
Christie Watson spent twenty years working as a nurse, including at Great Ormond Street, Guy’s and St Thomas’s and St Mary’s hospitals. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award in 2011 and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, was published to widespread critical acclaim.
Her latest book The Language of Kindness is a non-fiction account of her experiences as a nurse which throws open the doors of the hospital – its wards, store cupboards and staff rooms.