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Novels That Shaped Our World: Forgotten Voices

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Join authors Sophie Sparham and Zing Tsjeng for this workshop - Novels That Shaped Our World: women in power, politics and protest.
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PRICE: £10 but free to under 25s.

Nottingham has been selected by the BBC and Libraries Connected to run a series of workshops on the theme of: Politics, Power & Protest- stories about the ideas, people and power struggles that shaped our world. We are also working in collaboration with the Women's Prize Trust to invite a very exciting line up of guest authors.

Forgotten Voices is a workshop about Forgotten Voices in women’s literature on the theme of politics, power and protest. It will include a discussion championing inspiring women in politics, power, and protest. We'll be joined by special guest author, journalist, and presenter Zing Tsjeng, who will talk about her work, her path to publication and tips and inspiration for aspiring writers. There will also be a book club discussion and Q&A so you can ask all your burning questions.

This series of workshops aim to inspire audiences to talk about the power of the novel to touch us profoundly, to open our eyes to injustices – and to sometimes even act as a catalyst for social change.

Join poet and activist Sophie Sparham, plus special guest Zing Tsjeng for the second workshop at 11am on Saturday 13th March 2021.

Sophie Sparham is a writer from Derby. She has written commissions for BBC Radio 4, The V&A and The People’s History Museum. Sophie co-hosts the poetry night ‘Word Wise’ which won Best Spoken Word Night at the 2019 Saboteur Awards. In 2019 she also became the first poet to perform at the metal festival Bloodstock Open Air. Her second collection is due to be released in May 2021 with Verve Poetry Press.

Twitter: @SophieSparham

Zing Tsjeng is VICE UK Executive Editor and a journalist, presenter and author. In 2018, Octopus published her four-book series Forgotten Women, which explores the untold stories of inspiring women who have been marginalised from history. She is the presenter of VICE UK's Empires of Dirt and is a BBC Sounds host on United Zingdom and Obsessed With... Killing Eve, as well as the award-winning sex and dating podcast My First Time.

Twitter: @misszing

The Women’s Prize Trust champions women writers on a global stage and inspires more people to read, write and enjoy new and undiscovered women writers. Their work includes: running the Women’s Prize for Fiction and other competitions, programming workshops where they provide opportunities to engage with experienced writers and develop the craft, curating special spaces for women writers, and supporting and encouraging reading groups to engage with women’s writing.



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