Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives Event

Please see below for information about an event which will be of interest to WHS members as part of the Women’s Festival in Dundee in March. It sees presentations by WHS Convener Alison McCall, previous essay prize winner Nel Whiting, and PhD student Fiona MacHugh give presentations on their work. This is accompanied by a creative writing workshop and should prove to be a fascinating and stimulating day! Please contact Literary Dundee with any queries about this event or to book.

Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives

Saturday 1st March 2014, 10am – 4pm

River Room 3, Tower Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate

Dundee International Women’s Festival

University of Dundee – MLitt Gender, Culture and Society and MLitt Writing Practice and Study

10.00 – 10.30       Arrival and Registration

10.30 – 10.40       Welcome

10.40 – 11.00       Fiona McHugh – The Wandering Womb: Tales from the Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum and the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, 1851-1900

11.00 – 11.10       Questions/discussion

11.10 –  11.25      Tea/coffee

11.25 – 11.45       Nel Whiting – The “honourable situation”: motherhood in late C18th family portraiture.

11.45 – 11.55       Questions/ discussion

11.55 – 12.15       Alison McCall – Scholarship, Suffrage and Civic Duty. Some of Brown Street School’s Female Teachers 1872-1920.

12.15 – 12.25       Questions and discussion

12.25 –  1.15        Lunch

1.15 – 1.25            Introduction to Writing Practice and Study

1.25 – 3.00            Writing workshop, led by Lindsay McGregor, Beth McDonough and Nikki Robson, using women’s stories and images from the morning session (materials provided)

3.00 – 3.15            Tea/coffee break

3.15 – 3.45           Readings

3.45 – 3.50           Final Remarks


For more information and to reserve a place, please go to:  www.literarydundee.co.uk

or in person at Literary Dundee, 6th Floor, Tower Building, Nethergate, University of Dundee

or email: literarydundee@gmail.com

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