Reading and Writing Audacious Women

Reading and Writing Audacious Women

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 10:30 to 12:30
£14 (Standard) / £7 (Very low income) / £24 (Supporter)
City Art Centre
2 Market St
EH1 1DE Edinburgh

Ever wondered how Charlotte Bronte conjured up the feisty Bertha in Jane Eyre, or Alice Walker the inimitable Celie in The Colour Purple? Literature is scattered with examples of audacious women characters, from Lady Macbeth and Jo March to Scout Finch and Bellatrix Lestrange, as well as rewritings of old favourites such as Jean Rhys’ imaginative reinterpretation of Bronte’s classic. In this relaxed reading and creative writing session, we’ll consider what goes into making the most bold and gutsy heroines by reading some examples from novels and short stories, before having a go at creating our own.  

Event Leader

Jess Orr
Glasgow Women's Library

Jess is a PhD student in contemporary Scottish Literature and workshop facilitator for the shared reading charity Open Book. She has worked for a range of literature organisations including the Edinburgh International Book Festival and recently helped to set up the first festival dedicated to Scottish women's writing at the Glasgow Women's Library.