August 2019

August 16: Gerda Stevenson in conversation with Bill Hare

When: 16 August 2019 at 12pm

Where: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Spiegel Tent

About: In Inside & Out, poet and actor Gerda Stevenson writes tenderly about little-known watercolour artist Christian Small, reflecting on the expectations of post-war women. She comes together with Art historian Bill Hare to examine Scottish history through the lens of art.

August 23: Jenny Robertson in conversation with George Szirtes

When: 23 August 2019 at 11am

Where: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Garden Theatre

About: The impacts of Nazi and Soviet rule on women are explored in this event. Jenny Robertson’s From Corsets to Communism charts the life and ideas of Zofia Nałkowska, a pioneering Polish writer who witnessed brutal atrocities.

For both events tickets are sold at the festival venue or on the EIBF website, which can be reached here.

June 2019

June 25: Aspects of Edinburgh Book Launch

When: 25th June, 6.30pm-8pm

Where: Blackwell’s Bookshop, EH1 1YS


June 27: Auntie Robbo book launch and Q+A with Jean Findlay

When: 27th June, 6.30pm-8pm

Where: Edinburgh Bookshop, EH10 4DH


May 2019

May 16: Reading of MacSonnetries at the York International Shakespeare Festival

When: Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 13.00, 15.00, & 17.00

Where: York International Shakespeare Festival

Listen to Petra Reid perform from MacSonnetries, a feminist take on Shakespeare’s sonnets. You can book (at a pay what you feel rate) here.

And take a sneak peek at her work below:

May 23: From Corsets to Communism with Jenny Robertson

From Corsets to Communism, by Jenny Robertson

When: Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 18.30

Where: Blackwell’s Bookshop Edinburgh (EH1 1YS)


Witness to two world wars and Poland’s struggle for independence, Zofia Nalkowska’s commitment to telling unspeakable tales is her gift to European literature.

Join us for the book launch of From Corsets to Communism, Jenny Robertson’s biography celebrating the achievements of a pioneering, pivotal female writer whose love of life gave her the courage to witness atrocity.

Even though the event is free of charge, we would appreciate it if you registered for a ticket, so that the bookshop is aware of the number of guests attending. You can do so here.