Surviving The Institutions – Book Launch and Reading
Surviving The institution – Poems by Mike Alderson
It is over 100 years since the Mental Deficiency Act (1913) categorised people with learning disabilities as Idiots, Imbeciles, Feeble Minded and/or Morally Defective. The Act forcible incarcerated these people in institutions. 65,000 people at its height. The Mental Health Act (1983) changed this and allowed Community Care and closed these hospitals.
Mike Alderson worked with these people as a nurse between 1977 and 2004.
Join Mike Alderson at Stamford Arts Centre on 11th November 7.30pm for his book launch, Mike will also be doing a reading.
Book Available from:
Pint of Poetry – Peterborough
Pint of Poetry – Stamford
Bookmarks – Spalding
Walkers – Stamford
Clare Cottage – Helpston
Waterstones – Peterborough
(A5 perfect bound 64pp 38 poems 31 b&w photos £7.95)
By post from:
33 Hill House, Woodend Walk, Bristol BS9 2JD
(£7.95 plus £1.50 p&p)