Women writers series concludes at Leeds Met
The series, 'Conversations with Contemporary Women Writers', launched earlier this year and will conclude with romantic and paranormal fiction writer Kate Johnson on Tuesday 21 May, poet Shamshad Khan on Wednesday 29 May and historical fiction writer Elizabeth Chadwick on Monday 17 June. All talks start at 5.30pm and are held at Broadcasting Place.
Inspired by Terry Pratchett, Kate Johnson is a writer of romantic and paranormal fiction. She has published short stories in the UK and romantic mysteries in the US. 'The UnTied Kingdom' was Kate's UK debut and was shortlisted for the 2012 Romantic Contemporary Novel of the year award (RoNA).
Shamshad Khan is a performance poet whose work has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Her poetic monologue 'Hard Cut' was performed for the conference of women live art performers in Switzerland and at the Khala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai. Her performances have included collaborations with musicians, beatboxers and video artists.
Elizabeth Chadwick is an award-winning author of historical fiction. Her novel, 'To Defy A King', won the 2011 Romantic Novelists Association prize for the genre and in 2010, 'The Scarlet Lion' was nominated as one of the ten landmark historical novels of the decade by Historical Novel Society founder, Richard Lee. Her latest novel, 'The Summer Queen' is the first in a major trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Speaking about the talk Dr Susan Watkins, Reader in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Met, said: "'Our series of 'Conversations' with contemporary women writers has been really exciting. We wanted to celebrate all kinds of women writers who are writing now and so put together a diverse programme from poetry to historical fiction."
For more information about the series, and to reserve a place at any of the talks, please contact Dr Susan Watkins at
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0113 812 3375.