Joanna Scutts

BWLF: Living Alone and Liking It

with Joanna Scutts

Festival of Ideas/
Sat 17 March 2018

BWLF: Living Alone and Liking It

with Joanna Scutts

Joanna Scutts
Sat 17 March 2018,

In 1936, Vogue writer Marjorie Hillis was a single woman in her 40s living alone in Brooklyn. That year she published Living Alone and Liking It – a witty and quietly radical self-help book for woman who claimed the right to be happy and content without a husband or children.

Scutts’ biography of Hillis, The Extra Woman, is the Live-Aloners story. She takes us on a journey from her 1930s heyday to the dawn of the 1960s Women’s Liberation Movement. It’s the story of feminism between the waves, of pathbreaking writers, artists and politicians, who along with thousands of unsung women claimed the right to live on their own and like it.

Scutts will kick off 2018’s Bristol Women’s Literature Festival with a lecture on Hillis and the independent women of 20th Century America.

Part of Bristol Women’s Literature Festival. The Bristol Women’s Literature Festival is presented in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Watershed and Bristol Women’s Voice.

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