Writer in residence

Caroline Smith is the Feminist Library’s inaugural Writer-in-Residence until January 2018.

An accomplished performer, writer and educator, she has performed in venues including Poetry Society, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Chelsea Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, ICA in London and Summerhall in Edinburgh for the Fringe, after being awarded as an Escalator East Artist. She has run workshops and projects at universities, adult learning centres and for organisations including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the National Trust. Her writing has been published in Brand, Attitude magazine, Black Book (US), and Tank magazine.

You can hear an interview on her work, The Feminist Library and B A R D O here: http://beton7artradio.gr/ekpompes/?p=45

She has been running B A R D O, (the crossing from one realm to the next), an arts, writing and meditation project at the Library, open to all those identifying as female, all ages (18+) and experiences. The project is supported by Arts Council of England.

See the trailer here:

B A R D O is a loosely structured writing workshop, exploring aspects of the Library’s collection. Incorporating somatic meditation and reading out loud by candlelight. No experience necessary. Email: admin@feministlibrary.co.uk for details.

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B A R D O is also a monthly audio walk running between the Library in Waterloo and the British Museum in Bloomsbury. The walk, lasting between 90-120 minutes explores fiction writing, the Library’s herstory and selected London landmarks. Live readers en route have included B A R D O workshop participants Herpreet Kaur Grewal and Sina Sujatha Schwache. With an original soundtrack by Stuart Bowditch and vocals by Maggie Nicols and Sarah O’Mahoney.

Tickets £5, payable on the door

Walks start at the Feminist Library, 2pm and run on the third Saturday of the month in 2017. To book: email admin@feministlibrary.co.uk (Book early as walks sell out as there are only a limited number of places).

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