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LISTEN SOFTLY: Disturbing the Beast SPECIAL (Feminist Book Fortnight)
May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Boudicca Press x Listen Softly
Kirsty Logan + Lorraine Wilson + Caroline Steed + Jane Alexander
Disturbing the Beast is a collection of weird fiction stories by some of the best women writers in the UK, featuring Kirsty Logan and Aliya Whiteley. This month, Listen Softly and Golden Hare Books are delighted to partner with Boudicca Press whose publication Disturbing the Beast is released this month. We’ll be featuring four contributors as our performers this month!
Serendipitously, this special event takes place during Feminist Book Fortnight, a national bookshop initiative to celebrate writing by and about women.
BOUDICCA PRESS celebrates the strength, courage and literary talents of women. We publish weird, literary and relationship fiction by women in the UK.
We love strong female-led stories filled with breath-taking prose, in the genre of weird, literary and relationship fiction. Stories that stay with you. Stories that are reflective and deep. Stories that empower women. We’re looking for short stories from women or people who identify as women, of all ages in the UK. We particularly love pieces that address lesser talked about female centred topics such as sexual abuse, pregnancy issues and body image.
KIRSTY LOGAN is the author of the novels The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, short story collections A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, flash fiction chapbook The Psychology of Animals Swallowed Alive, and short memoir The Old Asylum in the Woods at the Edge of the Town Where I Grew Up. Her books won the Lambda Literary Award, Polari Prize, Saboteur Award, Scott Prize and Gavin Wallace Fellowship. Her work has been translated into Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. She lives in Glasgow with her wife.
JANE ALEXANDER is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and creative writing teacher. Her first novel The Last Treasure Hunt (Saraband, 2015) was selected as a Waterstones debut of the year, and her short fiction has won prizes and been widely published. She holds a PhD in creative writing.
C.A. STEED is a writer and teacher based in Glasgow. Her short stories have previously appeared in New Writing Scotland, Causeway/Cabhsair and Kairos. Find her on Twitter (ranting about politics or retweeting pictures of dogs) at @ZaciDeets.
Lorraine Wilson has spent many years working in remote corners of the world, and now lives by the sea in Scotland and write stories that are touched by folklore and the wilderness. She has had short stories published in several anthologies and tweets @raine_clouds about science, writing, cats and weirdness