Creative Feminisms in the Marketplace

POSTPONED! (Likely reschedule 15 January 2021)

The British Library Conference Centre


An 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 Books Sharmaine 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. Further speakers will be announced when confirmed.

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

This event is brought to you by The Business of Women’s Words team, in partnership with The British Library.

Creative Feminisms with BOWW © Nicola Streeten

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