Saturday, 16 May 2015
Come along to the Cambridge launch of Words And Women: Two
Tuesday June 2nd sees the Cambridge launch of Words And Women: Two, the second
collection of short prose by women writers in the East of England, featuring the winners of our annual prose competition and four commissioned scripts for ‘About’, our project on women and place, supported by Arts Council England.
The free event at Hot Numbers Café, on Gwydir Street, organised by Words And Women supporters Anthea Morrison and Leigh Chambers, features an exciting and eclectic line-up of contributors reading from the anthology, with live music from highly acclaimed local singer-songwriter Melody Causton.
Doors open at 6.30pm, and there will be opportunities to meet the writers and enjoy a drink at the bar before the readings at 7pm. Everyone is welcome, and copies of the book, praised as ‘an excellent anthology of imaginative and superbly written pieces’ (Eastern Daily Press), will be on sale.
The event will see overall prize winner, Lora Stimson, reading her short story ‘Cornflake Girl’ as well as women writers who live in or near Cambridge.
‘We had such great feedback from last year’s event when we helped to launch the very first anthology that we couldn’t wait to help celebrate Words & Women: Two. The standard of writing is incredibly high and there’s something very special about hearing writers read their own words. We’re also so pleased to have local singer songwriter, Melody Causton, performing at the event. The evening will be a real celebration of women’s creativity,’ says Leigh Chambers.
Entry to the annual competition is open to all women writers over the age of 16 who live or work in the East of England. Fiction, memoir, life-writing and creative non-fiction are all welcome. Entries should be no longer than 2,200 words. This year’s competition will be open for entries from September. Keep checking this blog for details.
Further information about the writers appearing at our Cambridge event will be posted here in a week’s time.