Monthly Archives: December 2015

A thank you

We’re going to be having a break over Christmas.

But let me just say a HUGE THANK YOU! to all our friends and supporters – AKA YOU!

You helped us put on a fantastic programme of events back in March – a festival featuring films about Gertrude Stein; feminist discussion with Finn Mackay, Helen Lewis and Beatrix Campbell; vagina chat with Emma Rees; Renaissance women lectures with Helen Hackett; literary Palestine with Selma Dabbagh; and writing inspiration with Michele Roberts, Helen Mort, Amy Mason and Samantha Ellis. It really was a stunning success but we couldn’t have pulled it off without your enthusiasm and support.

We also want to say a special thank you to Watershed for their endless support as a venue and to Bristol Festival of Ideas for being brilliant.

But most of all, it’s a thank you to you – everyone who came along, brought friends and family, tweeted links, blogged, and made it the success it was.

So thank you, Merry Christmas and watch this space for what we hope will be an exciting announcement in the New Year…


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Zymbol: A kickstarter we can all get behind

We’re big fans of Zymbol here at the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival, not least because they are committed to promoting women’s writing in their magazine. In fact, they told us that they always aim for 50:50 gender split in the mag which is exactly what we would like more literary journals to do. After all, if women aren’t seeing themselves represented, then that sends a big message back to women who want to write.

So when Zymbol asked us to promote their kickstarter, we were happy to.

If you don’t know about Zymbol yet, here’s the blurb:

Zymbol is a twice yearly print magazine of new surreal art and literature.


Zymbol was founded in Boston in 2012 and conceived as an international publication. Since we ourselves are international travelers, it wasn’t long before our editors were working remotely – from Toronto, Bristol, Taiwan, Beirut, and so on. But every rolling stone must eventually stop and gather some moss. And what better place to gather moss than Ireland?Today, we call Dublin home, with 5 of our staff working in the capital, and a network of international correspondents. That’s right – we’re a transatlantic publication. And the oaky tones of our video narration? None other than Dublin-based performance poet Daniel Wade.

In the spirit of true internationalism, Zymbol is available at bookstores in several countries. We’re proud to give this global platform to our contributors, most of whom are emerging talents who have never reached such a widespread audience before. The magazine allows artists and writers to come together and create beautiful fusions, inspired by the new, and seemingly worldwide, fascination with surrealism.


So, please donate to support this inspired and inspiring magazine!

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