Book Club Review: Difficult Women by Helen Lewis

On Monday night (13th April 2020) we hosted our usual weekly book club but with a very special guest. Helen Lewis, author of Difficult Women, joined us to answer some questions and talk about her book. I’ll be the first to admit I was apprehensive about reading this book. Having been a staunch advocate ofContinue reading “Book Club Review: Difficult Women by Helen Lewis”

Review: Rubenhold’s The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Borrowing from Roxanne Gay’s 2015 TED talk, I have often titled myself a ‘bad feminist’; I completely agree with the principles yet I end up accidentally contributing to patriarchal power structures whether that’s through singing along to degrading rap lyrics, hastily criticising confident female figures or enjoying films that almost entirely centralise around the maleContinue reading “Review: Rubenhold’s The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper”

WW Presents Special Guest Diana Souhami

Monday 11th May, 7:30pm GMT. Register HERE! We here at Women’s Writes are SO excited to be sitting down with Diana Souhami to discuss her fantastic new book No Modernism Without Lesbians. Part of the founding ethos of Women’s Writes was to elevate women’s voices, and in this fantastic book, Diana is doing just that.Continue reading “WW Presents Special Guest Diana Souhami”

4 Books to Go Buy Today

God Shot by Chelsea Bieker – Catapult Drought has settled on the town of Peaches, California. The area of the Central Valley where fourteen-year-old Lacey May and her alcoholic mother live was once an agricultural paradise. Now it’s an environmental disaster, a place of cracked earth and barren raisin farms. In their desperation, residents haveContinue reading “4 Books to Go Buy Today”

What can book clubs do for your mental health?

Prioritising our well-being and mental health, as we would with our physical health, has become an integral part of our daily lives. Meditation and yoga are often the go-to activities for self-care but what about reading? Reading is a common past time for many people, and books bring us a form of escapism. It allowsContinue reading “What can book clubs do for your mental health?”

Our Children’s Recommendations

To our wonderful feminist parents, you are fantastic. Thank you for thinking about how important the stories we tell our children are. Now, we here at Women’s Writes don’t actually have kids, so we reached out to our community to try and get some good suggestions for your youngster(s)! 1. Sleeping Beauty: A Mid-century FairyContinue reading “Our Children’s Recommendations”

Women’s Writes In Conversation With: Evie Wyld and Bianca Bellová

Wednesday 15th April, 7pm GMT. Register HERE! We are really excited to present winners of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) Evie and Bianca to talk about their journeys to writing. Evie Wyld is the author of one previous novel, After the Fire, A Still Small Voice, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award, the OrangeContinue reading “Women’s Writes In Conversation With: Evie Wyld and Bianca Bellová”

Women’s Writes: Hannah MacInnes Presents Sophie Walker on her new book Five Rules for Rebellion

Tuesday 28th April, 7:30pm GMT. Register HERE! This is a super exciting event and we are absolutely delighted to be hosting both Sophie Walker AND Hannah MacInnes to discuss Sophie’s new book, Five Rules for Rebellion. As feminists, we pride ourselves on pushing for womens equality and empowerment, but sometimes our words feel empty. SometimesContinue reading “Women’s Writes: Hannah MacInnes Presents Sophie Walker on her new book Five Rules for Rebellion”