The next Hubbub will take place on Monday 10 March at 7:30pm in the basement of The Harrison (28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1h 8JF). The March Hubbub will feature special guests, Liane Strauss and Zoe Pilger.
Entrance is free but in recognition of International Women’s Day (Saturday 8 March) we will also be collecting donations for an anti-trafficking project called Voice of Freedom that supports African women who have escaped trafficking in the Sudan and Sinai as they speak about their lives through photography and text. If you’d like to make a donation online please click here. We will also be collecting cash donations on the night.
Zoe Pilger is an art critic for The Independent and winner of the 2011 Frieze International Writer’s Prize. She has appeared on BBC Four’s The Review Show, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, and Sky News. Zoe is currently completing a PhD on romantic love and sadomasochism in the work of contemporary female artists and writers at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she has also taught social and political theory. She graduated with a BA from Cambridge University in 2007 and an MA from Goldsmiths in 2010. The Bookseller describes Zoe’s debut novel, Eat My Heart Out, as ‘a romantic comedy without the romance; clever and biting, it is a satirical look at the narcissistic lives of twentysomethings in our post-post-feminist era.’ Zoe grew up in London, where she still lives.
Submissions are now open for this event. Please note that only students from Birkbeck’s creative writing courses, past and present, can submit work to Hubbub. If this means you are not eligible, we hope you will still join us as a member of the audience. You don’t have to be a woman to submit your writing for this event but we’d like to read work based on female characters or issues particularly affecting women. (You can interpret that as broadly as you like.)
Read the full submission guidelines on the Writers’ Hub and send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions Deadline: Monday 24 February 2014