Women and Place Virtual Talk
Enjoy an evening of readings and discussion exploring women’s relationship to place through writing.
This Zoom conversation will look at ecology, mythology and spirituality as themes for female writing and writers. Dr Sarah Lowndes will chair a discussion with Julia Blackburn, Kirstie Millar and Rose Higham-Stainton.
Dr Sarah Lowndes is a writer, curator and lecturer. Research Fellow at Norwich University of the Arts and Director of Kunsthalle Cromer, her recent publications include Like the Sea I Think: New Marine Writing from East Anglia , Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City: Creative Retreat and The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing. Website: sarahlowndes.net
Julia Blackburn has written ten books of non-fiction, the most recent of which, Time Song, was shortlisted for the 2019 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize. Her family memoir, The Three of Us, won the 2009 JR Ackerley Award, and her two novels, The Book of Colour and The Leper’s Companions, were both shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Suffolk and Italy. Website: juliablackburn.com
Kirstie Millar is a writer and editor. She studied for an MA in Creative Writing at UEA and was a recipient of the Ink, Sweat and Tears Scholarship. In 2017 she founded Ache, a feminist magazine about illness, health, bodies and pain. Curses, Curses is her debut pamphlet. Instagram: @kirstiemiller
Rose Higham-Stainton writes creative nonfiction, criticism and prose and explores women and the body in creative practice. Her writing is held in the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College and has appeared in publications including PIN-UPMagazine, MAP Magazine, NOIT, Dazed Digital, LOVE and V Magazine and others. She recently completed a Masters in Writing at Royal College of Art, exploring abundance as resistance and femininity through literary device drawing on art and literary criticism, cultural theory and autobiography. Website: rosiehighamstainton.com
I see her walking
on a path through a pathless forest
or a maze, a labyrinth.
As she walks, she spins
and the fine threads fall behind her
following her way,
where she is going
where she has gone.
Telling the story.
The line, the thread of voice,
the sentences saying the way.
– Ursula K Le Guin
Please note – the ‘Student/unwaged’ tickets listed are free to aid access to this event.