To commemorate the centenary of women’s voting rights in the UK and to highlight the ongoing issues in gender inequality, our branch has set up a reading group focusing on women’s writing. All members are invited to take part.

The first book will be The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood. The Women’s Staff Forum is hosting the discussion of this book at their February meeting, on Tuesday, 27 February from 12-1pm in room 2S602. Normally this group is open to women only, but we are happy to welcome male allies on this occasion.

Further texts will include So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba, This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (also a forthcoming selection of Emma Watson’s book club on Goodreads, Our Shared Shelf). The aim is to have a wide a selection of genres, styles and author backgrounds as possible.

If you plan to attend the first meeting on 27 February please contact Sarah Connell (so that we can ensure an adequate room size!). Likewise, if you have any suggestions for the reading list, send those to Sarah as well.

Watch this space for announcements of future dates and the selected readings!

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