100 Voices for 100 Years:
100 female writers share their story
Thursday 29 April 2021, 7pm: £Pay What You Can
"Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied"
— Millicent Fawcett, President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS)
February 6th, 2018 marked the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed the first women the right to the vote in the UK. We've come along way in a hundred years, but we could go further.
Shortly to become a powerful published collection of true stories [Unbound 2022] with a foreword by Deborah Frances-White of The Guilty Feminist, 100 Voices for 100 Years began as a podcast, throwing the spotlight on narratives created and told by female-identifying writers from around the country.
Each volunteered to share a story from their lives, published, one a day, over the period of 100 days. From a 17-year-old learning to take a leap into on the unknown, to the 70-year-old political campaigner, a refugee learning British customs, a mother overcoming grief and the dance champion learning to deal with failure, the stories are as diverse as their authors; funny, profound, everyday, life changing. And all of them inspiring.
Join project founder and book editor Miranda Roszkowski and a panel of women writers from the book - Emma Halliday, Kate Lockwood Jefford, Abda Khan, and Usha Rowan - to hear them read from their stories, talk about their experiences and answer your questions in an umissable evening of conversation and dialogue.
A full list of writers can be found at 100voicesfor100years.com
Miranda Roszkowski is a writer and civil servant currently living on Britain’s waterways. She has worked with the National Theatre Wales and Royal Court playwrighting programmes and has had fiction published in print and online, including through the Mechanic’s Institute Review, which she has previously edited. Host and curator of the spoken word night There Goes The Neighbourhood (“Clapton’s cosiest literary salon” - by popular opinion) , she is currently working on her first novel. Most importantly, she is passionate about great stories and who gets to tell them.
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