Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive, will be taking part in Bristol Festival of Ideas on 19 July 2018 to talk about his new book Notes on a Nervous Planet.
The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index.
How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious? After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions become urgent matters of life and death for Matt. He began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. He now offers a personal and vital look at how we can rehumanise ourselves in this age of anxiety and feel happy, human and whole in the 21st century.
Matt's talk takes place at We The Curious in Bristol on 19 July at 6.30pm-7.30pm. Tickets are £8 (£6 concession) and can be ordered online here.
Photography by Kan Lailey.