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International Women's Day Lecture


Strong Wills, Strong Quills - Comparing Austen, Travers and Fielding

In celebration of World Book Day and International Women's Day, I have created this lecture to discuss three female literary characters and their female authors. Each one has insipred me and my work, and this is a simple reflection on who they were and what they might do in today's modern female world. 

Jane Austen wrote in the 1800s, PL Travers wrote in the 1900s, and Helen Fielding wrote in the 2000's. Each writer experienced their different yet similar challenges facing women (and writers) today. This talk looks at a key heroine of each writer and offers a comparative discussion. Amber the American Tour Guide has researched Emma, Mary Poppins and Bridget Jones for her walks, and has found the similarities to be fascinating! Join this evening's talk in celebration of World Book Day and International Women's Day.

Lectures to take place on the following dates, times, location listed:

Mon 6 March 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm : Kensington Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RX (Click to reserve a space)

Tue 7 March 2017

2:00pm - 3:00pm : Westminster Reference Library, 35 Saint Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP (Click here to reserve a space)

Wed 8 March 2017

12:30pm - 1:30pm : Barbican Library, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS Click here for more information

2:00pm - 3:00pm : Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH (Click here to reserve a space)

5:30pm - 6:30pm : Victoria Library, 160 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W 9UD (no booking required)


Looking to go on a tour? 

Tues 7 March 2017, 4:30pm - 6:30pm  : Supercalifragilistic Tour : book here

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