This year we’re commemorating the ninetieth anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay, A Room of One’s Own by commissioning writers Elif Shafak, Kerry Hudson and Suzanne Moore to write about the conditions they need to thrive as women writing today. They will be joined by Eley Williams, who was commissioned by the Royal Society of Literature for its new anthology A Room of My Own.
Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and advocate for women’s rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech. Her latest book is 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in this Strange World. Kerry Hudson is an acclaimed novelist and now memoirist; her latest book Lowborn, is a personal exploration of poverty in today’s Britain. Suzanne Moore is a journalist and regular Guardian columnist; in 2019 she won the prestigious Orwell Prize for Journalism. Eley Williams is a writer, lecturer and RSL Fellow; her collection of short stories Attrib. And Other Stories, won the Republic of Consciousness Prize.
Chaired by Claire Malcolm, New Writing North
In partnership with the Royal Society of Literature
This event will have live captions from StageTEXT