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Monday 22 October 2018

Inspiring Women

This November, be inspired by a whole host of exatraoridnary women in this year’s Richmond Literature Festival. Slay in Your Lane authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené offer an inspirational, honest and provocative take on navigating the map of life as black women, telling an important story that should be heard by everyone who wants their own version of success.

Families can expect lively discussion, readings and live drawing from Sally Nicholls, author of bestselling young adult novel Things A Bright Girl Can Do, and award-winning illustrator David Roberts, author of Suffragette The Battle for Equality. In this special event celebrating a century since the first women won the right to vote in the UK.

Stuart Hobday: Encounters with Harriet Martineau explore the exceptional life of Harriet Martineau, a radical writer and campaigner in the 19th century and the world’s first woman journalist. Author Stuart Hobday will look at the personal side of Martineau’s life and her influence on other Victorian luminaries such as Darwin, Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot.

Inspired by Harriet Martineau, we invite you to find out more about the extraordinary women who have influenced, shaped and saved Orleans House over time. This free, volunteer-led tour will bring to life the stories of women-only banquets, not-so-secretive mistresses and eccentric heroines.

Feeling inspired? Visit Richmond Literature Festival for more information and to book your tickets.