Disturbing the Body launch events

Come and celebrate the launch of Disturbing the Body with us!

We’ve joined forces with feminist bookshops to celebrate Disturbing The Body, a subversive collection of speculative memoir about misbehaving bodies. We’ve got an exciting three-night extravaganza planned for you!

Disturbing The Body Body will launch across three nights, with Lighthouse, Five Leaves and Housmans bookshops each hosting a new pairing of writers.

From illness to major medical operations, child-bearing to pain and chronic illness to disability, Disturbing the Body sets out to explore the many ways women feel powerless and at odds with their own bodies. In a dozen stories reflecting memoir, experience and body horror, this is an anthology full of heart that is not for the faint-hearted.

The three-part launch picks out common threads from the book to give you the following:

23rd March with Lighthouse (Edinburgh): Chikọdili Emelumadu and Verity Holloway focus on using genre (horror) to explore women’s bodily experiences. Tickets available here.

24th with Five Leaves: Louise Kenward & Laura Elliott, on storytelling that explores health, medicine and disability. Tickets available here.

25th Housmans (London): Irenosen Okojie and Abi Hynes draw on their stories, which are quite uncanny with an element of the fantastical, to explore feminism and body politics. Tickets available here.

This ambitious three-part launch reflects the creativity and character of radical bookshops and the scope of this anthology. See you there?

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