Women writers celebrated at Leeds Met - important update
The series, 'Conversations with Contemporary Women Writers', launched last month and includes poets, novelists and authors of both literary and popular fiction. Maggie Butt's talk was due to take place on 18 April but has been postponed and will be re-arranged later. Maggie Butt's first pamphlet, 'Quintana Roo', was published in 2003, followed over the years by her first full poetry collection, 'Lipstick', a collection of short poems, 'petite', 'Ally Pally Prison Camp', the story of 3,000 civilians imprisoned at Alexandra Palace during the First World War, and, most recently, 'Sancti Clandestini - Undercover Saints', the fully illustrated poetry collection. Maggie is also Deputy Dean at Middlesex University and Chair of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE).
Speaking about the talk Dr Susan Watkins, Reader in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Met, said: "'I'm really excited about our series of 'Conversations' with contemporary women writers. I don't think that distinctions between 'literary' and 'popular' fiction are important. We want to celebrate all kinds of women writers who are writing now and so we have put together a diverse programme from our first speaker last month, Professor Manju Jaidka, whose novel is set in colonial India, to poets like Maggie Butt and Shamshad Khan, as well as historical fiction novelist Elizabeth Chadwyck."
The series now continues on Tuesday 21 May with romantic and paranormal fiction writer, Kate Johnson, Wednesday 29 May with performance poet, Shamshad Khan, and Monday 17 June with award-winning historical fiction writer, Elizabeth Chadwick, author of 'To Defy a King'. All begin at 5:30pm and take place at Broadcasting Place.
For more information about the series, and to reserve a place at any of the talks, please contact Dr Susan Watkins firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0113 812 3375.