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Bristol Women’s Literature Festival Launch Party

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Fri 27 March 2020
19:00-21:00
Spike Island
Price: £7/ £5

Bristol Women’s Literature Festival Launch Party

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Fri 27 March 2020,
19:00-21:00
Spike Island
Price: £7/ £5

Join Bristol Women’s Literature Festival, Comma Press and a host of local poets for the festival’s launch party at Spike Island.

The evening kicks off with a panel discussion on women’s writing and the future of Europe, featuring contributing authors to Comma Press’ Europa 28. Eleanor Pender will be joined by Janne Teller and Karolina Ramqvist to discuss their writing, Europe, and cross border solidarity.

After a short interval to top up on drinks, the evening will take a poetic turn with performances from leading Bristol-based poets Malaika Kegode, Shagufta Iqbal and Rebecca Kosick.

It’s the perfect way to kick off a long weekend of Bristol-based literary events celebrating women’s writing and history.

This event is part of Bristol Women’s Literature Festival, which returns for a fourth programme to bring together the best and brightest women writers, thinkers, journalists and academics for a weekend of fascinating conversation, debate, and reflection. It’s the oldest existing festival celebrating women’s history, writing, and cultural heritage. Set up to counter the male dominance of festival line-ups, review pages and prizes, its 2020 programme promises to be the biggest ever as they invite women writers from around the world to the heart of our city. Bristol Women’s Literature Festival is supported by Arts Council England and Bristol Festival of Ideas.

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How to Book/

Online booking is via Eventbrite and is managed by Spike Island. Booking fees apply.

Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.

The Spike Island building is entirely wheelchair accessible. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. There are toilets available for public use. Baby changing facilities are available in the ground floor toilets. If you would like any further information or would like to discuss your requirements with the venue, please contact them directly.

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