As the 250th anniversary of Walter Scott’s birth is marked nationwide, we’re celebrating some of the talented but largely forgotten women writers who were Scott’s contemporaries.
Story Café: Women of Letters, Thursday 27th May, 1pm to 2.30pm, Online, 16+
We’ll walk the streets of Elizabeth Hamilton’s fictional Scottish village of Glenburnie, immerse ourselves in the best-selling novels of Mary Brunton and dip into the writing of Susan Ferrier, who is sometimes referred to as the Scottish Jane Austen. We’ll look at some of the women who were an important part of Scott’s literary circles. Pull up a chair and discover some fascinating women writers from the past.
“Before Scott was writing, there were several women who were best-sellers, who influenced him and how he admired a great deal.” – Helen Vincent, rare books curator, National Library of Scotland
The event is free and open to all. 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 here. Please note that booking will close on Wednesday 26th May and you will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.
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.
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