Transatlantic Literary Women Series & Scottish Writers’ Centre, CCA 28 February 2017

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Transatlantic Literary Women Series with Host Carolyn Jess-Cook

Transatlantic Literary Women Series & Scottish Writers’ Centre

28 February 2017: Club Room at 7:00pm

CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, and in light of the recent US elections and the effects of cuts on women’s services, it is important to reinforce positive transatlantic cultural connections between women. Revisiting literature that unites the diverse experiences of American and European women offers new ways of thinking about these connections. The series, ‘Cultural Connections: Transatlantic Literary Women’ is running in Glasgow until Summer 2017. The series of events explores the lives and writings of transatlantic women in all genres from the early nineteenth century to the present day. We are inviting student submissions that respond to the theme Transatlantic Literary Women.

The event will also involve readings from work by relevant writers, such as Sylvia Plath, Gertrude Stein and Edith Wharton – with volunteer readers.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

Creative Writing Submission topics might include:
• Scottish women writers and the Americas
• Transatlanticism and International Women’s Day
• Female writers’ and the transatlantic anti-slavery network
• Campaigning for (and against) suffrage
• Race and class and famous “others”
• Responses to work by transatlantic poets and authors
• Transatlanticism in a digital age
• Transatlantic poetics

This project is co-funded by the US Embassy and the British Association for American Studies, and run by University of Glasgow students and Dr Laura Rattray, who specialises in American Literature, women’s writing and transatlanticism. or

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