The Big J vs The Big C: issues, experiences and poems in the battle against breast cancer

Poet, author and activist Janine Booth was part of the ranting poetry movement in the 1980s, performing as ‘The Big J’. In late 2016, she discovered a strange indentation in her right breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer.

This book is a collection of candid and enthralling journal extracts, poetry, meticulous research and substantive politics, in which Janine details her journey from detection and diagnosis, through surgery, to ‘getting over it’.

Buy it here, from Flapjack Press.

Janine is speaking at a series of events around the UK, reading extracts and poems from the book alongside guest performers and campaign speakers. Details here.

 

Cardiff: The Big J vs The Big C

18/12/2019 - 14:00

@Company of Words presents The other side of Christmas with guest poets Janine Booth and Alix Edwards with Open Mic

@ fabulous new cafe:
CafeGo
28 Tudor St, Cardiff CF11 6AH

Tired of lists, Christmas shopping, stuffing the freezer and bierkeller vomit?

Come and enjoy some great performance poetry from Janine Booth, stories from Alix Edwards - and share some of your own Christmas gems!!

Hackney: The NHS vs The Big C

17/10/2019 - 19:15

Hackney women activists present the case for defending our NHS, in a meeting to which everyone is welcome.

In a venue next to Homerton Hospital, where her breast cancer surgery took place, Janine Booth reads extracts and poems from her new book, 'The Big J vs The Big C'.

Kate Smurthwaite aims some feminist comedy at austerity and sexism.

Windsor CLP: The NHS vs The Big C

15/10/2019 - 19:30

Janine reads extracts and poems from her book, The Big J vs The Big C: issue, experiences and poems in the battle against breast cancer.

Local trade unionists and campaigners will also speak.

Hosted by Windsor Constituency Labour Party.

Venue: Waterman’s Arms, Eton. SL4 6BW

Liverpool: The Big J (and the NHS) vs The Big C

04/10/2019 - 19:00

Janine reads extracts and poems from her new book, The Big J vs The Big C. Laura Taylor does some angry feminist poeting too, and local speakers talk about Liverpool's fight to save local women's health facilities and the NHS. And we'll be raising money for a local women's health service.

Venue, tickets and further details to be confirmed.

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