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Launch: ‘Sensitive’ by Hannah Jane Walker

March 10 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join writer, performance poet, broadcaster and playwright Hannah Jane Walker for the launch of Sensitive: The Power of Feeling in a World That Doesn’t.

Hannah Walker is a very sensitive person, along with at least a fifth of the population. Like many, she was conditioned to believe this was a weakness and a trait that she should try and overcome.

When she had her first child and realised that her little girl was sensitive too, Hannah decided to find out whether sensitivity might in fact be a positive trait. Her question led to some fascinating answers and ongoing research that suggests survival and thriving is not only limited to the fittest, but to the sensitive.

If you are someone, or know someone who sat at the edge of the party as a child, or waits to be sure about what you want to say only to never get a word in, or jumps at loud noises, or worries that you cry so easily at a beautiful piece of art, or that you just seem to feel so much (too much), this book reveals the strengths in these traits and also how we need to embrace them rather than be embarrassed by them.

Like Susan Cain’s Quiet, which showed the power of introverts in an extrovert world, Sensitive overturns old cliches and stereotypes and suggests a new way of looking at a trait that people so often feel ashamed of but that has so much untapped potential.

Hannah’s event will be supported by Lewis Buxton and features a Q&A with Hannah and Molly Naylor.

This is a National Centre for Writing event, taking place at Dragon Hall — we’ll be there selling copies of Hannah’s book.

Thursday 10th March
FREE: RSVP over on the National Centre for Writing website.


March 10
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


Dragon Hall (The National Centre for Writing)