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Feminist Book Fortnight: launch event

Tuesday, 10th May, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

Feminist Book Fortnight is from Sat 14th May to Sat 28th May. Do join us for this special launch event.

In 2018, ‘Feminist Book Fortnight’ was held in the UK and abroad for the first time in twenty-seven years. But where did the idea to hold a ‘Feminist Book Fortnight’ come from? The original Fortnight, which ran from 1984-1991, was an annual British book trade promotion which grew out of the flourishing women’s movements of the time. Join radical bookseller Jane Anger, who participated in the original Fortnight and led its revival in the 21st century, and Dr. Eleanor Careless, author of ‘Feminist Book Fortnight: A Short History’ for a discussion of the Fortnight’s history, its activist aims, distinctive regionalism, and relationship with the capitalist literary marketplace.

Eleanor’s groundbreaking research and tonight’s event couldn’t have happened without the funding and enthusiasm of the Business of Women’s Words project (BOWW), led by Margaretta Jolly. BOWW explores the dramatic story of the feminist publishing revolution that unfolded during the UK Women’s Movements [WLM] of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and their legacies for social movement inspired creative industries today.

The evening will take place both in the shop and online. You must register via Eventbrite to attend.

Register for the in-person event at the bookshop here.

Register for the online livestream here.