Once Upon A Time… Subversive folk tales with Kirsty Logan & Zoe Gilbert

As part of Feminist Book Fortnight we are absolutely thrilled to have Zoe Gilbert & Kirsty Logan in the bookshop! They’ll be reading from their latest novels, and exploring the magic and feminism in subversive fairytales and folklore. Fairy tales and folklore form the bedrock to much contemporary storytelling –… Read more

Disability writes: On writing publishing, access and disability

Disability Writes : On Writing, Publishing & Disability

Where are all our deaf heroes, blind villains, protagonists in wheelchairs, with walking sticks or stutters? Who was the last disabled author to make the Times Bestseller list, win the Man Booker Prize or be showcased at your local library? As part of our Feminist Book Fortnight we’re celebrating the… Read more

Women in Translation & Charco Press : Meet the Publisher

Director of Edinburgh-based Charco Press Carolina Orloff will be hear to introduce our special Feminist Book Fortnight edition of the Women in Translation book club. She’ll be talking about Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, a Charco publication which was translated by Carolina herself along with Sarah Moses, and is the book… Read more

Women in Translation Book Club: Die, My Love

For this special Feminist Book Fortnight edition of the book club, we’ll be reading Argentinian writer Ariana Harwicz’s Die, My Love, translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff and published by Edinburgh’s own Charco Press. Following Carolina’s introductory talk (places for which can be reserved here), we’ll be discussing this wild,… Read more

Where are our working class narratives?

A growing call for a more accurate reflection of working class life is gathering momentum both within the publishing industry and amongst writers finding their audiences outside of it. How we define the working class is a much debated and heavily politicised conversation. Still, while the debate wages on, writing… Read more

Praise the Lorde! – An Audre Lorde Discussion Group

“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not lead single-issue lives.” Hallelujah, all your wishes are about to come true! We will be celebrating this self-described ‘Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,’ the first speaker at the inaugural Feminist Book Fair in London in 1984 (a precursor… Read more

Thomas Muir Memorial Lecture : Gerda Stevenson

I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause. It shall ultimately prevail. It shall finally triumph. – Thomas Muir’s speech from the dock, Edinburgh, August 1793 The Thomas Muir Lecture celebrates the legacy of Thomas Muir through a commitment to the ideals of democracy,… Read more