Creative Women, Creative Business: Feminist Publishing, Design and Comix

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January 13, 2021 to January 15, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Literature, Cultural History / Studies, Business History / Studies

A free, three-day mini-festival showcasing the past, present and future of feminist publishing and creativity.

This is an online event. Everything is free.

Join us for a series of practical workshops and talks on creative feminisms in the marketplace, featuring Virago chair Lennie Goodings, Dialogue Books publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove, Crystal Mahey-Morgan from Own It! literary agency, Kate Macdonald of Handheld Press, Sofia Niazi from One of My Kind, comic artist and Laydeez do Comics founder Nicola Streeten and many other inspirational women creatives.

Creative Women, Creative Business is brought to you by The Business of Women’s Words: Purpose and Profit in Feminist Publishing team, in partnership with The British Library. We gratefully acknowledge support of The Leverhulme Trust and the Universities of Sussex and Cambridge.

Wednesday 13 January
15.30 – 16.30 & 17.00 – 18.00
Creative Feminisms in the Marketplace: Meet the Game-changers 
Talk followed by a live Q&A with award-winning publishers Lennie Goodings and Sharmaine Lovegrove. 

Chaired by Margaretta Jolly

Thu 14 January, 12.00 – 13.00
How to... sell a feminist story

Join Crystal Mahey Morgan (Own It! agency) and Jane Anger (Five Leaves Books) to learn how to bring radical stories to a wider audience and make the book trade more inclusive and more feminist.

Chaired by Eleanor Careless


Thu 14 January, 14.00 – 15.00
How to… reprint a lost feminist classic
Republishing books can be an important political act. Find out more from Kate MacDonald 
(Handheld Press) and Maria Vassilopoulos (The British LIibrary). 

Chaired by D-M Withers


Thu 14 January, 17.00 – 18.00

How to… make feminist comix

Founder and award-winning artist Nicola Streeten introduces the history of feminist comics. 

Chaired by Margaretta Jolly


Friday 15 January 12.00 – 13.00
Creative Feminisms in a Capitalist World
Roisin Boyd (formerly of Spare Rib), Sofia Niazi (One of My Kind magazine) & Catherine Riley (Primadonna Festival) discuss the role of business in feminist movements, in the past and in the future. Followed by a live Q&A.

Chaired by Lucy Delap


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