Bristol Women’s Literature Festival

Please note: this season finished in March 2018
Bristol Women’s Literature Festival

Bristol Women’s Literature Festival returns this March with an exciting programme of talks and panel discussions from the country’s leading women writers, academics and feminist commentators. Throughout the festival, we’ll be celebrating female creativity and artistic achievements while discovering some of the best contemporary women authors around today.

Choose from six diverse events to attend. Be inspired by your favourite young adult writer in Writing YA (Sun 18 March) or experience chills by re-discovering your love of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 200 Years of Frankenstein with Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts (Sun 18 March). Don’t miss the chance to hear from speakers such as Louise Doughty, Meena Kandasamy, Patrice Lawrence, Samira Ahmed, Sheila Rowbotham and many, many more.

The Bristol Women’s Literature Festival is presented in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Watershed, and Bristol Women’s Voice.

Ticket Prices: £9.00 full / £7.00 concessions / £5.00 24 and under

Previous events in this Season

Writing YA

Talk Writing YA

Sun 18 March 15:30

Holly Bourne, Sara Barnard and Patrice Lawrence will join Eleanor Pender to discuss their love of writing, how they approach telling stories for a young adult reader and their forthcoming projects.

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Read Women: Why We Love Talking About Books

Talk Read Women: why we love talking about books

Sun 18 March 13:30

Read Woman project founder Joanna Walsh and her fellow Read Women tweeters: Alexia Richardson, Shoshana Kessler join Bristol Women’s Literature Festival founder Sian Norris in discussion.

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200 Years of Frankenstein with Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts Sold Out

Talk 200 years of Frankenstein with Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Sun 18 March 11:00

Professor Marie-Mulvey Roberts will explore and speak about just what it is about Shelley’s Frankenstein that was so enduring, as well as exploring gothic genre.

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Women Writing Today Sold Out

Talk Women Writing Today

Sat 17 March 14:30

Join writer, broadcaster and journalist Bidisha as she speaks to some of the UK’s leading contemporary writers as they discuss their work in a lively and inspiring panel discussion.

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100 Years Since Suffrage: Feminism and Protest Sold Out

Talk 100 years since suffrage: feminism and protest

Sat 17 March 11:30

Feminist activists, writers and journalists discuss the role of feminist protest, writing and activism in 2018, the challenges the movement faces, and our hopes for a feminist future.

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Living Alone and Liking It with Joanna Scutts Sold Out

Talk Living alone and liking it with Joanna Scutts

Sat 17 March 10:00

Literary critic and cultural historian Joanna Scutts presents a lecture on Marjorie Hillis and her 1930s ode to living and loving single life.

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