Bristol Women’s Literature Festival
Read Women: Why We Love Talking About Books
|Sun 18 March||13:30|
In 2014, writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh set up the Read Women project. Initially the project involved a challenge to read only women for the whole year, but it quickly evolved into a celebration of women’s writing, and a challenge to reviewers, festival line-ups and book awards that predominantly favour male writers.
Joining project founder Joanna Walsh are her fellow Read Women tweeters: Alexia Richardson, Shoshana Kessler and Bristol Women’s Literature Festival founder Sian Norris. The four will discuss why readers find such pleasure in discussing books, the importance of digital communities of readers, and generally celebrate the joy of discovering and sharing new or hidden writers.