Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Women: Elif Shafak in conversation with Patience Agbabi, Charlotte Higgins, and Evie Wyld

Monday 25 March, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA

Great writing knows no borders: novelist and activist Elif Shafak recently revealed her selection of 10 of the finest UK women writers working today. Three of her choices will join her this evening to discuss their work, and writing by women across the world. 

Patience Agbabi is performer and poet. She tirelessly innovates a new relationship between the classics and the contemporary. In doing so she shows us the power of words whether they are written on the page or spoken in performance.

Charlotte Higgins is an author and journalist with magic in her pen. From ancient subjects she conjures living text: vast conversations about who we are today and why the stories we tell really matter. 

A bold, often spectacular wordsmith, Evie Wyld’s restless characters are matched only by the rugged landscapes and untameable wildlife around them. 

The International Literature Showcase is a two-year partnership between the National Centre for Writing and British Council. Elif will be joined by a number of her chosen writers to discuss their work and the gendered experience in contemporary literature.

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This event is presented by the National Centre for Writing and British Council as part of the International Literature Showcase with the support of Arts Council England. With thanks to associate partners English PEN and Women of the World Foundation.

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