‘The Nerves and their Endings’ with Jessica Gaitán Johannesson
Thu 15 Sep 2022
7:00pm at Mr B's Emporium, 13-15 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL
Doors at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets include author interview, a glass of wine and a 15% discount on any books in the shop on the night.
Since leaving the Mr B’s bookshop, our greatly missed Jessica Gaitán Johannesson has been busy. She is working as Digital Campaigns Manager for Edinburgh’s Lighthouse books, is currently the writer in residence for Wasafiri Magazine, and her first collection of essays ‘The Nerves and Their Endings’ will be published later this month. By unpicking the densely knotted threads of the personal and political, hope and privilege, and planetary and individual health, Jess tackles the existential threats of our time with beautiful consideration and startling insight. We are ecstatic to have Jess back at Mr B’s, and we hope you’ll join us in celebration of this essential collection.
The body as a measuring tool for planetary harm. A nervous system under increasing stress.
In this urgent collection that moves from the personal to the political and back again, writer, activist, and migrant Jessica Gaitán Johannesson explores how we respond to crises.
She draws parallels between an eating disorder and environmental neurosis, examines the perils of an activist movement built on non-parenthood, dissects the privilege of how we talk about hope, and more.
The synapses that spark between these essays connect essential narratives of response and responsibility, community and choice, belonging and bodies. They carry vital signals.