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 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 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
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.