Join us for an evening with the first ever Woolwich Laureate as she launches her new book Girl, Woman, Other.
Bernardine Evaristo, who grew up in Woolwich, is the award-winning author of eight books of fiction and verse fiction that explore aspects of the African diaspora. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London.
Girl, Woman, Other is a celebration of black British womanhood through the stories of twelve characters aged 19-93. With vivid originality, irrepressible wit and sly wisdom, Evaristo presents a gloriously new kind of history for this old country: ever-dynamic, ever-expanding and utterly irresistible.
Order of events
7:00pm: Free refreshments and a chance to purchase your own copy.
7:30pm: Introduction from RBG cabinet member for Culture, Leisure & the Third Sector Cllr Miranda Williams, a Reading & dialogue chaired by poet, feminist and founder of RevolYOUtion, Rasheeda Page Muir.
Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Woolwich Library Front Desk.
Bernardine Evaristo’s residency is supported by Arts Council England as part of a 3-year investment in visitor destination management through the arts. The Woolwich Cultural Destinations programme is delivered by Visit Greenwich in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust and Festival.org.