WORD FACTORY PRESENTS:
Sublime Women, a celebration of classic and contemporary short story writers.
In our final salon of the year and of the Sublime Women series, join us for mythical readings and inspired conversation with Marina Warner, Joanna Walsh and Dubravka Ugresic. A unique chance to hear Marina Warner discussing the place and power of story with one of former Yugoslavia's leading writers and one of the UK's most powerful new voices in short fiction.
Joanna Walsh is a writer and illustrator whose work has already captured the attention of the Paris Review. Ugresic left Croatia in 1993 because she "could not adapt to the permanent terror of lies in public, political, cultural and everyday life." Her work has been highly acclaimed and in 2009, she was nominated for The Man Booker International Prize.
Dame Marina Warner is an acclaimed novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer. Her latest collection of short stories, Fly Away Home, is published by Salt.
Please note Marina will be giving a masterclass on myth, magic and Angela Carter earlier in the day - a rescheduling of the class advertised earlier this year.
Look out for more details about our Christmas party in December and a celebratory day of events on women story writers in translation in January 2017.
Salon limited to 80 places.
SHORT STORY CLUB
Join the Word Factory’s short story club and enjoy an espresso shot of great literature followed by a thought-provoking discussion. It’s fun – and free!
DON'T MISS THE AFTERNOON RESCHEDULED MASTERCLASS
Drawing on the work of Angela Carter, with reference to Jorge Luis Borges and Helen Simpson, Marina will encourage reflection and writing on myth within the group and discuss these processes in relation to her recent collection, Fly Away Home.