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In Conversation with Kerri Andrews

17th February, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Portrait of Kerri Andrews

It’s a huge pleasure to welcome Kerri Andrews to talk about Wanderers: A History of Women Walking, her beguiling new book celebrating ten pathfinding women.

In Conversation with Kerri Andrews, Wednesday 17th February, 6.30pm to 8pm, Online, Women only, 16+


Portrait of Kerri Andrews
Credit: Kerri Andrews

In a series of intimate, incisive portraits, Wanderers traces the women’s footsteps, from 18th century Elizabeth Carter, who wandered the wilds of Southern England, to modern walker-writer Nan Shepherd.  For each of these women, walking was essential to their sense of themselves, whether it was rambling for miles across the Highlands like Sarah Stoddart, or pacing novels into being around Bloomsbury, like Virginia Woolf.

Kerri will be treating us to some readings from her book, chatting about the inspiration behind it, and reflecting on her own relationship with walking.

Kerri Andrews is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Edge Hill University. She has published widely on women’s writing, and is General Editor of Nan Shepherd’s letters. Kerri is also a keen hill-walker and a member of Mountaineering Scotland.

This is one of our “attend” events this Spring – we’d love to hear your questions and comments but you’re welcome to join and listen!

Event Outline

6.30pm: Welcome and introductions

6.40pm: Kerri in conversation about her book

6.55pm: First reading from the book

7.10pm: Time for questions

7.25pm: Comfort break

7.30pm: Another reading

7.45pm: Another chance for questions

7.55pm: Thanks and goodbye!


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The event is free and for women only*. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so herePlease note that booking will close on Tuesday 16th February and you will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.


This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

An automated live transcript using Otter.ai is available during this event. We also have a small amount of funding available to provide live captioning through Stagetext for some of our Spring events. Stagetext captioning is provided in-person and is therefore more accurate. Please get in touch with Emily on emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk at least 3 weeks before the event if this would be helpful to you and we’ll work to arrange this. See here for upcoming events where live captioning with Stagetext is arranged.


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17th February, 2021
6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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