Feminist Book Fortnight for 2018 is over! Sad but true.
Over 50 bookshops took part. Here’s a roundup of photos. A brief summary report is below.
Meena Kandasamy at News From Nowhere, Liverpool
Clare Shaw at News From Nowhere, Liverpool
Drake the Bookshop event with Tees Women Poets
New Beacon Books
Drake the Bookshop, Stockton on Tees
Striking Women talk and discussion at The Feminist Library
Feminist Book Fortnight at Five Leaves Bookshop
Big Green Bookshop event with Virginia Moffatt and Sarah Marr
What we did in 2018
Do read the ‘About Feminist Book Fortnight’ page if you are curious about why independent bookshops featured the fortnight of displays and events and a list of venues that took part. Here’s a very brief summary of what we did:
40 independent bookshops took part: with window and in store displays as well as events
3 other venues asked to take part and ran events: see listings for details.
52 events were organised during the fortnight: 49 in bookshops and 3 at other venues
Press coverage appeared in The Bookseller. In addition several blogs featured the Fortnight.
We had a great variety of events, in Britain and Ireland, with lots of interest from people who came along to join us. We had poets and fictions authors reading and discussing their work, lectures on economics and on the role of literature in these disturbing political times, discussions of topical political and feminist issues and discussion of particular authors’ work. Some packed houses, lots of chat, lots of variety, many voices.
We are currently considering how to take this forward in to next year and will be asking all participating bookshops/venues for their views.