The Feminist Book Society presents: Motherhood – the last feminist taboo
Wednesday 19th June 2019
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Gower Street
The Feminist Book Society Manifesto:
Feminist. Bookish. Curious. Inclusive. Challenging. Kind.
Feminist Book Society co-founders Katy Loftus and Eleanor Dryden will be hosting another lively, inclusive and thought-provoking conversation on this month's theme: Motherhood – the last feminist taboo.
Joining them are authors Mona Dash, Katie Hale and Sarah Knott to talk about motherhood in the modern world – the expectations versus the reality, how feminism and motherhood can get along, and how as writers they have investigated this evolving role.
Mona Dash writes fiction and poetry, and was awarded a Poet of Excellence award in the House of Lords in 2016. Her memoir, A Roll of The Dice: a story of love, loss and genetics (Linen Press) tells her experience becoming mother while knowingly carrying a gene that can affect unborn babies.
Katie Hale is an award-winning poet and writer, and has won the Buzzwords Poetry Prize, the Jane Martin Poetry Prize and the Ware Poetry Prize. Her debut novel, My Name is Monster (Canongate) follows the eponymous Monster "after the Sickness has killed off her parents, and the bombs have fallen on the last safe cities".
Sarah Knott is a professor of history at Indiana University and a fellow of the Kinsey Institute. In her book Mother: An Unconventional History (Penguin). Sarah blends memoir and history to explore mother as a verb. She highlights neither the institution of motherhood nor mother as an identity, but rather the remarkable variety in mothering – from carrying to birthing to being with an infant.
Feminist Book Society is about coming together, sharing ideas, having fun, meeting new people and championing the fight for equality through everything we’re thinking, reading and writing.
Tickets are £10 / £8 students and Waterstones Plus cardholders / £7 Feminist Book Society subsribers. All tickets include a glass of wine or soft drink
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