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POSTPONED - Creative feminisms in the marketplace

Monday 29 June 10:00 until 17:00
The British Library
Speaker: Sharmaine Lovegrove, Lennie Goodings, Sofia Niazi, Rosin Boyd, Shaila Shah and Catherine Riley

The Business of Women's Words, a Sussex-led research project, in partnership with The British Library have organised this inspirational and practical day for anyone interested in activist publishing, designing, writing, making, printing, communicating, printing, blogging, trading, managing, marketing, editing, festivals and fair programming, launching, creating and debating.

We’ll hear from inspirational bookshop-founder and award-winning publisher of Dialogue BooksSharmaine Lovegrove and legend Lennie Goodings of Virago, UK’s longest running feminist press.

Workshops on radical publishing, selling your writing, festivals and feminist marketplaces, design development and cartooning will be led by practitioners including from Own It! Literary, tv and film agency,Laydeez Do Comics, Lighthouse Bookshop and British Library Publishing.

The day closes with a panel discussion on challenges and successes in balancing purpose, principles and profit. Speakers will include Sofia Niazi from contemporary art magazine One of My Kind and Rabbits Road Press, journalist Roisin Boyd, former editor and writer for Spare Rib, Shaila Shah, editor-manager of Outwrite, the pioneering internationalist feminist newspaper of the 1980s, and Catherine Riley, writer, communicator and gender-budgeting guru, including for the Primadonna Festival.

Vegetarian lunch and soft drinks are included and there will be a chance to browse feminist books and ware.

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Last updated: Monday, 30 March 2020