Deborah M Withers, who is part of our Out of the Ivory Tower panel, has organised the Anything Words event to help raise some funds for the festival.
Anything Words is a time to gather together and share the writing that you love. Inspired by the upcoming Women’s Literature festival in March, we plan to create a unique occasion that will make the private experience of reading public!
Please come prepared to share passages from your favourite writers. You can have a 5 minute slot to extol the deliriousness Emily Dickinson, the biting critique of bell hooks, or the wonders of Ursula le Guin. You can read directly from texts or you can talk about how books have made you think, feel, and completely changed your life. Part confession circle, part consciousness raising, part Parisian literary salon, anything words is cornucopia of literary juiciness waiting just for you!
Entry is by donation and all donations will go to the upcoming Women’s Literature Festival and Arts West Side
There will also be tea, coffee and nice cake, improvised accompaniments from some fine Bristol musicians, and plenty of opportunities to listen to Anything Words!
Participation not compulsory!
The event is taking place on Wednesday 20th February at Arts West Side, 6 Old Market Street, BS2 0BH