Image by Ben Bowles
Image by Ben Bowles

Upcoming events

With Emma Claire Sweeney:

Thursday 1 June, 6.30pm – A Secret Sisterhood: talk and Q&A session at Waterstones Berkhamsted

Wednesday 7 June, 7.30pm – A Secret Sisterhood: Discussing Female Literary Friendships at Waterstones Crouch End

Monday 12 June, 7.30-9pm – Folkestone Women’s Forum #5: Women’s Literary Friendships at Folkestone Quarterhouse, Folkestone, Kent

Thursday 15 June, 7.30pm – Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney explore the hidden friendships between Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf at the The Town Hall, Hungerford

Tuesday 4 July (evening) – Event at Waterstones Gower Street with Michèle Roberts and Sarah LeFanu. More information to follow.

Tuesday 11 July (evening) – Event at British Library with Kate Mosse. More information to follow.

Saturday 16 September, 2.30pm – 46th Annual George Eliot Lecture 2017 ‘Secret Sisterhood: George Eliot’s Literary Friendship’ at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre in Coton, Nuneaton

Selective past events


16 November – Something Rhymed Writing Friendships event at City, University of London

15-16 October – Something Rhymed Friendship-themed creative writing workshops at the South Holland Centre in Spalding and Fydell House in Boston (Lincolnshire)

20 August – Literary Friendships with Something Rhymed at Margate Bookie

12 May – Genuine Change: Something Rhymed literary salon at NYU London

4 May – So-called Women’s Issues: Something Rhymed literary salon at NYU London

28 April – VIDA count: Something Rhymed literary salon at NYU London


23 April – Working with Writing: the Art of Collaboration at City, University of London


15 October – Something Rhymed: the Literary Friendships of Famous Female Authors at Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe


17 November – Writing Together: Ways of Making it Work at annual NAWE conference


26 June – Literary Death Match