Since its launch in 2009 by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman, Laydeez Do Comics has been the UK's leading women-led graphic novel forum. Its focus is on domestic and autobiographical narratives and the drama of the everyday, and its social evenings provide a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for emerging artists and established practitioners to test new works and ideas.
This evening's guest speakers are Ginny and Penelope Skinner, the writer & illustrator of a the young adult graphic novel, Briony Hatch. They will be joined by Wallis Eates, who writes and draws mainly from memory, mainly about memories. All are welcome - men and women, those with no knowledge of comics and those already immersed. Wine, beer and home-baked cakes are served too! Venue: the Gallery at Foyles, 113 - 119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EBTickets: Free. Please visit www.laydeezdocomics.com to reserve a place.To find out more about LDC and to hear podcasts and read the blogs of previous meetings, please see their website.
To mark International Women's Day, author Joanna Walsh, creator of the #readwomen2014 campaign, explains why Marguerite Duras has been such an inspiration to her writing.
Kieran, from our St Pancras branch, identifies some of the best intelligent football writing coming out of small independent publishers.
Rachael Chadwick introduces 60 Postcards, the remarkable project that invited strangers to take part in a moving tribute to her late mother.