Melanie Reid was an award-winning columnist at The Herald in Glasgow before reporting for The Times from Scotland. Having broken her neck and back in a riding accident on Good Friday 2010 at the age of 52, she now writes her Spinal Column in The Times Magazine every week.
Paralysed from the top of her chest down, she spent almost a full year in hospital, determinedly working towards regaining as much movement in her limbs as possible, and learning to navigate her way through a world that had previously been invisible to her. The World I Fell Out Of is an account of that year, and of those that followed.
Come along to hear how writing was a lifeline throughout her treatment and a first-hand account of one of life’s toughest journeys.
The Houldsworth Centre
Wishaw Library is on the ground floor of The Houldsworth Centre. There are automated doors and an accessible toilet.