A Different History of Britain
Saturday 10 August 20:30 - 21:30
Time’s up on ignorance
Sunday 11 August 15:15 - 16:15
In conversation with Sally Magnusson, award-winning feminist campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez exposes the hidden systematic discrimination women face every day. Invisible Women is her clarion call for change, bringing together new research...
Rewriting Scottish Herstory
Monday 12 August 10:30 - 11:30
Meet two women on a feminist mission. Former Stirling University professor Siân Reynolds is one of the editors of The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. Join her in conversation with local author Sara Sheridan whose guidebook Where Are The...
Criminalisation of Love
Monday 12 August 20:45 - 21:45
A pioneering voice in feminism and author of The Beauty Myth and Vagina, Naomi Wolf joins us to discuss Outrages. Subtitled Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love, it explores Britain’s obscenity laws which criminalised homosexuality. The...
Life for Women in Gaza City
Monday 12 August 21:30 - 22:30
Following her headline-making visit to the Festival last year, Gaza-based writer Nayrouz Qarmout returns to launch The Sea Cloak, which has just been translated from Arabic into English. Today the Palestinian author talks to fellow writer Kamila Shamsie...
Bewitched by Fairy Tales
Tuesday 13 August 15:30 - 16:30
Award-winning writer, psychologist and mythologist, Sharon Blackie returns to her first love in a collection of modern-day retellings of fairy tales and folklore. With an explicit feminist slant, each story in Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of...
Inspirational Women Celebrated
Tuesday 13 August 18:45 - 19:45
They say you should write about what you know – advice Ruth Davidson followed when she embarked on Yes She Can, a treatise on the power of inspirational women. When appointed in 2011, she was the youngest leader of a major UK political party and one...
Global Female Writers
Wednesday 14 August 17:45 - 18:45
Margaret Busby’s historical anthology Daughters of Africa was published 27 years ago to international acclaim. Now there’s a companion volume. New Daughters of Africa is a glorious portrayal of the richness and range of over 200 contemporary women...
Work Like a Woman
Wednesday 14 August 20:30 - 21:30
Having transformed the high street, Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas is back with a campaign calling time on macho culture in the workplace. Work Like a Woman is her call to arms for radically reshaping business culture for the benefit of both sexes,...
Friday 16 August 20:30 - 21:30
The vile practice of upskirting wasn’t an offence in Britain until activist Gina Martin came along. With no legal or political background, Martin changed the law within 18 months. Now, she wants to help others do the same. Be the Change is a...