HerStory - Why We Write

Free Event!

1pm - 3:30pm 30th March 2019 at Central Library Meeting

A discussion with and readings from three female writers living in the West Midlands, including audience Q and A session. Followed by an opportunity to meet the authors with book selling and signings.


Sarah Leavesley/James, author of seven poetry titles, two novellas and a touring poetry-play, has had poetry featured in the Guardian, Financial Times, Bloodaxe anthologies and The Forward Book of Poetry 2016.  Latest books include a novella Always Another Twist, and a poetry pamphlet How to Grow Matches and collection plenty-fish (Nine Arches Press), both shortlisted in the International Rubery Book Award. Sarah runs V. Press, a poetry and flash fiction imprint. Her website is at http://sarah-james.co.uk


Malka Al-Haddad has previously taught Arabic literary criticism at Kufa University in Iraq. A defender of human rights, member of the Iraqi and American reconciliation project, and the Leicester Civil Rights Movement. Malka has perfomred her poems to the UK Parliament and at The Southbank Centre, London. Her book “Birds without Sky ” has been longlisted for the Leicester Book of the Year award 2018. Buy her book at: amazon.co.uk/Birds-Without-Sky-Poems-exile/dp/0955493994


Coventry writer Margaret Egrot is the author of two YA novels and a collection of short stories - all published by Solstice: 'And Alex Still Has Acne' (2015), Girl Friends (2016), and Cast Off  (2017) - short stories based on female characters in Shakespeare plays. She also writes plays and posts regular blogs about writing and writers www.writingandbreathing.wordpress.com


Hosted by Coventry Poet Emilie Lauren Jones  as part of the Positive Images Festival 2019

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