Saturday, 8 November 2014

Thank you to our volunteers

We’d like to introduce you to Isabelle King our new Marketing Assistant.

Isabelle has worked as an actress in theatre, film and radio in the UK and abroad; a career in which she has predominantly been seen in various Shakespearian guises. 

She is the founder of literary event Books Talk Back which is hosted in London and Norwich, including at The British Library with support from The Eccles Centre. Isabelle's creative writing has been short-listed for the Ideastap/Writers' Centre Norwich national fiction competition and she also writes and produces arts journalism pieces for Future Radio.

We’d also like to say a big thank you to Guinevere Glasfurd-Brown who has run our Twitter feed brilliantly and uncomplainingly for the past year!

Guinevere lives on the edge of the Fens, near Cambridge. In 2012, she was one of ten writers mentored by the Escalator Programme for new writers at Writers' Centre Norwich, and  was awarded a grant from Arts Council England to write her first novel, The Words In My Hand.
The Words In My Hand is a novel about love, learning and loss, set against the backdrop of the Scientific Revolution in Holland, and tells of the hidden love between Helena Jans van der Strom, a maid, and French philosopher, René Descartes. The novel was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014 and won The Literary Consultancy's Pen Factor competition  2014.
Guin’s stories have appeared in Mslexia and The Scotsman, and in a collection published by the National Galleries of Scotland. She can  be followed on twitter at @guingb


Words And Women is organised and run voluntarily by writers Lynne Bryan and Bel Greenwood. Bel and Lynne rely on the good will and support of women like Isabelle and Guin, also family and friends and many others, for helping to put on Words And Women events and generally keep the show on the road!

We have received small grants for various projects but mainly cover our costs from any profit made through our prose competition, anthology sales, and Friends subscriptions. We like to make our events accessible to all which is why we don’t charge for most of our reading events, particularly our main event on International Women’s Day in Norwich. This year, however, we are hoping to raise some funds through a special reading featuring the celebrated writer Jane Harris. This reading takes place in Norwich on the 29th November. Tickets are £5. Please see the dedicated blog page ‘Jane Harris’ for more details. You can get a ticket for this reading and other benefits too if you become a Friend of Words And Women for £10. Please see the blog page ‘Friends’ for more details on the scheme. Your support will help us to continue promoting and celebrating women writers in the East of England.

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