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The Feminist Book Society presents: Rewriting history – who gets to be remembered?

Wednesday 15th May 18:30 at London - Gower Street

The Feminist Book Society Manifesto:

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

The Feminist Book Society has moved to Waterstones Gower Street, and bringing a stellar line-up of authors to its new location. Feminist Book Society co-founders Katy Loftus and Eleanor Dryden will be hosting another lively and thought-provoking discussion on this month's theme: 'Rewriting history who gets to be remembered?'

Joining them are authors Sara Collins, Bernadine Evaristo and Kate Mosse, to talk about how fiction can reclaim women’s historical narratives, and discussing those stories which are too-often left behind.

Sara Collins studied law at the London School of Economics and worked as a lawyer for seventeen years. She won the 2015 Michael Holroyd Prize of Re-creative Writing and was shortlisted for the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Prize for a book inspired by her love of gothic fiction. This turned into her first novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton.

Bernardine Evaristo is the Anglo-Nigerian award-winning author of seven books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora. As a literary activist for inclusion, Bernardine Evaristo has founded several successful initiatives including Theatre of Black Women, Spread the Word, The Complete Work, and the Brunel International African Poetry Prize.

Kate Mosse is the author of eight novels & short story collections. A champion of women's creativity, Kate is the Founder Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction and sits on the Executive Committee of Women of the World. She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to literature and women and was named Woman of the Year for her service to the arts in the Everywoman Awards.

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, and include a glass of wine or soft drink

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Wednesday 15th May 18:30

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