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Feminist Book Society: 'Let's Talk About Sex'

Wednesday 27th November 18:30 at London - Gower Street

The Feminist Book Society Manifesto:

Feminist. Bookish. Curious. Inclusive. Challenging. Kind.

Our final Feminist Book Society of the decade will discuss the topic that’s on everyone’s minds, but we still find hard to talk about: sex.

Co-founders Katy Loftus and Eleanor Dryden will host a candid and irreverant conversation about desire, sexuality, pleasure, and how to have feminist sex, with authors Amita Murray, Lisa Taddeo and Luke Turner – interrogating whether these topics are still taboo, and why.

Tickets are £10 / £8 Plus cardholders / £7 Feminist Book Society newsletter subscribers, and all tickets include a drink. Book early to avoid disappointment.



Amita Murray’s debut novel The Trouble With Rose follows Rilla Kumar as she navigates a large interfering family, her fiancé Simon and a neurotic cat, to find what happened to her missing sister Rose. She writes about the comedy and tragedy of cultural encounters  and strives to ensure that characters aren't mere cultural stereotypes that repeat what people expect to see. 

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the eponymous women whose stories comprise Three Women, a riveting exploration of female sexuality and desire, which serves as a vital document of twenty-first century sexual politics. She is one of a select few authors to have published both fiction and nonfiction in Playboy, alongside Margaret Atwood, Kingsley Amis and Norman Mailer.

Luke Turner’s Wainwright Prize-shortlisted Out of the Woods is one of the year’s most original and striking memoirs, a personal story of sexuality, compulsion, abuse and depression, and a challenge to how society judges and pigeonholes those experiences, particularly for men. Seen through the prism of a cathartic journey into Epping Forest, Turner’s story is unusual in its range and frankness – not least in providing a window into the seldom-explored topic of bisexuality.

London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Wednesday 27th November 18:30
£10 / £8 students and Plus cardholders
£7 Feminist Book Society subscribers

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