UEA Live: International Women's Day Event

When: March 8 2018

Where: Norwich, United Kingdom


UEA Live is a series of live literature events co-hosted by Writers' Centre Norwich and New Writing. It features UEA associated writers alongside past and present UEA creative writing students. Entry is free.

Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900's, the first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women's Day belongs to all communities everywhere - governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and more. Whether through a global conference, community gathering, classroom lesson or dinner table conversation - everyone can play a purposeful part in pressing for gender parity.

Joanna Walsh is the award winning author of four story collections, two memoirs, and a digital Novel. Her latest book is Worlds From The Word's End. She is 2017 Arts Foundation Fellow for Literature (UK) and is a PhD research candidate in digital literature at the University of East Anglia. 

Joanna invites you to a performance of Seed, adapted from her digital book, which is available to read, free, online at seed-story.com. Seed is the story of a 1980s Ophelia coming of age in isolated countryside outside a raw new town. Brutalised by her environment, she is, like Ophelia, "incapable of her own distress," but is also has the capacity for moments of great joy and love. Accompanied by a soundtrack by sound artist, Simon Thorne, and performed by 16 female identified voices, Seed evokes a landscape, an era, an adolescence.

Sophie Collins is a poet and co-founder of tender, an online quarterly promoting work by female-identified writers and artists. She is carrying out research on poetry and translation at Queen’s University Belfast. Sophie’s work is featured in Penguin Modern Poets 1: If I'm Scared We Can't Win, along with Emily Berry and Anne Carlson.

Naomi Wood is Lecturer in Creative Writing and Co-convenor of the Prose MA at UEA. She is the author of The Godless Boys, and Mrs. Hemingway, which won a 2014 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, was A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and Harper’s Bazaar book of 2014.

Female/femme identifying student readers TBA

Doors open at 6.30, event starts at 7pm. Pop up bar provided by The Pig and Whistle. 

Free entry; no booking necessary; all welcome!


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