Often drawing from their own lived experience, these award-winning writers work across a range of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and memoir to capture the human truths behind trauma and challenge the injustice of gender-based violence. Join us for a lively, honest discussion that will be divided into two panels of authors.
What ethical considerations must a survivor/writer take on board when addressing this subject matter? Is creating literature from trauma triggering or healing? What challenges do we face from the publishing industry, and how may this have changed in the wake of #MeToo?
Contributing to this discussion will be Winnie M. Li (Dark Chapter, winner of Not The Booker Prize), Louise Beech (Maria in the Moon), Madeleine Black (Unbroken), Clare Shaw (Head On and Flood), and Abigail Tarttelin (Dead Girls).
Clear Lines is the UK's first-ever festival dedicated to addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. It is entirely volunteer-run and seeks to replace shame and silence with insight, understanding, and community.
Tickets are £8 or £6 for students and include a glass of wine or soft drink