Creative Women, Creative business: Feminist Publishing, Design and Comix

13-15 January 2021

A virtual mini-festival in partnership with The British Library

Three days of inspirational and practical virtual events 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, Five Leaves Bookshop and British Library Publishing.

The week 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, and Catherine Riley, writer, communicator and gender-budgeting guru, including for the Primadonna Festival.

There will be a chance to browse feminist books and ware online.

Book your place here – all events are free to attend.

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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