Article in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday

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Emma Claire Sweeney and I had an article in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday. It features Laura Bates, author of  Everyday Sexism, and Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Coslett authors of The Vagenda.

We also discuss ‘Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision’, the new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery that opens this week, female writing friendships, and feminism today.

Workshop at the National Portrait Gallery

I was in Liverpool on Wednesday evening for the Writing on the Wall festival’s ‘Top Girl’ event, in conversation with Helen Walsh and the Women’s Organisation.

My next event is part of a collaboration between City University London and the National Portrait Gallery. ‘The Blank Page’ writers’ workshop, in association with Anxiety Arts festival, takes place at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 12 June.

The practical session will use visual prompts to explore ways of creating believable characters on paper. It’ll be suitable for participants of all abilities and levels of experience, and I hope to see you there.

Time: 18:30-20:30

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

For more information and to book your place, please click here.