TABOOS: DESIRE AND DISGUST | Free Word

Tue 30 Oct
18:30 - 21:00

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Free Word and English Pen

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An intimate look at youth and womanhood with writers from Colombia, Singapore and Pakistan


Join us for an exploration into the private spaces that women carve out for themselves with writers whose work examines coming of age as a young woman. How do they capture desire, sex, friendship and alienation?

How does adolescence differ from place to place?

An evening of thought-provoking discussions with award-winning authors Margarita Garcia Robayo, Sharlene Teo and Sarvat Hasin, exploring the different ways in which their early years have affected their craft. The discussion will be chaired by writer, activist and educator Zahra Dalilah.

Tue 30 Oct
18:30 - 21:00
£10 / £7

Free Word and English Pen

BIOS

Margarita García

Author

Margarita García Robayo is a Colombian author now based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the author of three novels, a book of autobiographical essays and several collections of short stories. Fish Soup, her first collection to appear in the UK, is a visceral exploration of what it's like to grow up as a young woman on the Carribean coast of Colombia.

Sharlene Teo

Author

Sharlene Teo was born in Singapore in 1987. She has an LLB in Law from the University of Warwick and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she received the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship and the David TK Wong Creative Writing award. She holds fellowships from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and the University of Iowa International Writing Program. In 2016, she won the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award for Ponti, her first novel.

Sarvat Hasin

Author

Sarvat Hasin was born in London and grew up in Karachi. She is the author of the novel This Wide Night (Penguin India, 2017) and the short story collection You Can’t Go Home Again (Penguin India, 2018). She is the fiction editor of the Stockholm Review.

Zahra Dalilah

Writer, Activist, Educator

Zahra Dalilah is a black feminist writer, activist and educator from London. She is involved in social justice education and the land and food movement.

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