Writing Women: Feminism in Poetry & Prose
Through workshops and group discussions, this course will explore the various ways in which feminism can be translated to creative writing and literature. We will uncover elements of feminism in works by writers such as Zoë Brigley, Fiona Benson, Angela Carter and Amber Sparks amongst others. During this course, we will embolden the women of fairy tale, myth, history and our own lives and discuss what feminism means to us as writers. Writers of poetry, prose, memoir and more are all welcome.
Mari Ellis Dunning
Mari Ellis Dunning is a writer, feminist and dog-lover. Mari’s debut poetry collection, Salacia, described by The Crunch Poetry Podcast as a selection that “gives voice to women who have been maligned, marginalised and mistreated” was published by Parthian Books in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award in 2019. In 2019 she was selected as one of Hay Festival’s Writers at Work and is studying for a PhD at Aberystwyth University examining the representation of witchcraft and reproduction in the short story.
Natalie Ann Holborow
Natalie Ann Holborow is a writer, digital content specialist and marathon-runner. She was the winner of both the Terry Hetherington Award and Robin Reeves Prize in 2015 and has been shortlisted and commended for various other awards including the Bridport Prize, The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition and the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize. Her debut collection, And Suddenly You Find Yourself (Parthian, 2017) was launched at the Kolkata International Book Festival and was listed as one of Wales Arts Review's Best of 2017. Her second poetry collection, Small, is to be published by Parthian in 2020.