Feminist year ahead…

// 8 January 2010

The Guardian has briefly rounded up the feminist year ahead today, touching on Million Women Rise, the first Reclaim the Nights of the year, as well as films of interest to feminists.

They also profile some of the books coming out shortly, which includes one by our own Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune (Reclaiming the F Word: The New Feminist Movement, due out in June). Also, Kat Banyard’s book the Equality Illusion is out on 4 March, and we’ll have a review fairly soon too.

The Guardian highlights an event at the Women’s Library on the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston, marking 50 years since her death, and you can see their whole schedule of events here.

We’re still working on updating our events page for 2010, but what else should we put in it? Email or leave a comment here with events you’re running/have heard about this year, and we’ll add them sharp(ish).

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Comments From You

Lydia // Posted 8 January 2010 at 1:20 pm

The next Girl Germs club night is on 13th February at the Camden Head. It has an anti-Valentine’s theme!!

debi // Posted 8 January 2010 at 4:01 pm

Self-Publishing and Liberation, Saturday, 20 March 2010

Practical workshop about self-publishing, with a particular focus on Print-on-Demand technology.

The workshop will combine historical testimony from Gail Chester and Amanda Sebestyen, who will speak about their involvement with publishing collectives in the Women’s Liberation Movement, with creative exercises that will arm you with the inspiration and tools to start publishing your own material about the topics that matter to you.

Facilitated by Deborah M. Withers (www.debi-rah.net), author of the Arts Council funded booklet Self-Publishing and Empowerment: A Resource for Community Groups, and founder of HammerOn Press (www.hammeronpress.net).

To book contact the Women’s Library on

phone: +44 (0)20 7320 2222

email: moreinfo@thewomenslibrary.ac.uk

Time:

10:00 – 16:00

Location:

The Women’s Library

Street:

25 Old Castle Street, E1 7NT

Town/City:

London, United Kingdom

bloo // Posted 8 January 2010 at 6:42 pm

How about the feminist conference in Oxford in March? Someone else will have more info than me I think!

Cazz Blase // Posted 8 January 2010 at 9:21 pm

I believe there are plans to throw a big bash later this year to celebrate 10 years of Ladyfest. I think it’ll be a London do. Will dig out the details of the people organising it…

Cazz Blase // Posted 8 January 2010 at 9:31 pm

Here we go:

Ten years ago in Olympia WA the first Ladyfest was held. Since then Ladyfests have been held all over the world including Pavia, London, Brisbane, New Orleans, Lansing, Vilnius and Santos-Brazil.

We want to celebrate Ten years of this global DIY movement by running an event which brings together activists from all corners of the world.

We are London based but will carry out meetings in a variety of different formats (e.g. online); so everyone who wants to participate will be able to, no matter where they are.

Ladyfest is run by volunteers and we need YOU to get involved in the anniversary party! If you are into art, music, activism, crafts, poltiks, making friends, learning new skills, and making things better – this is for you.

The first meeting was in November, not sure if they’ve had another one since then, but here’s the details if anyone’s interested in getting in touch.

Email: ladyfestten@googlemail.com

AND/ OR

Join the group for updates and chat:

ladyfestlondonnews@lists. riseup.net

Think it’s the Ladyfest London 2008 folk who kickstarted it, but I could be wrong…

earwicga // Posted 9 January 2010 at 3:15 pm

I’ve just discovered that Eve Ensler has a new book out in February: I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, which is available for pre-order now.

About the book: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781400061044

Eve Ensler is one of the most important authors writing at the moment.

I’m also looking forward to Reclaiming the F-Word – hope you’ve finished writing it Catherine :)

Catherine Redfern // Posted 9 January 2010 at 3:50 pm

Thank you! It is almost, almost, finally done…

Just added FemMenstruation week in Edinburgh to the events page: http://edinburghanarchafeminist.blogspot.com/

Amy B // Posted 11 January 2010 at 11:58 pm

It doesn’t really count as an event as such, but Vanessa Engle’s new three-part documentary series Women will hopefully be on BBC4 soon – about feminism from the ’70s to the present day!

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