Writing the Body

New Suns: A Feminist Literary Festival

Writing bodies

Literary and arts magazine The White Review lead a discussion featuring writers whose work engages with myth-making around the body.

Writing the Body will explore approaches to writing about different sorts of bodies in fiction, poetry and non-fiction; ranging from the pregnant to the monstrous, and from medical discourse to the symbolic realm.

Participants include Kate Zambreno, author of Heroines and Book of Mutter, Daisy Johnson, author of Fen and the Booker-shortlisted Everything Under, Eleanor Morgan, who is currently writing a book about hormones and mental health, poet and artist Khairani Barokka, author of Indigenous Species.

More panellists to be announced. 
 

This event is part of the Barbican’s 2018 season, The Art of Change, which explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

Photography credit: Courtesy of The White Review

Part of The Art of Change

Our 2018 season explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

Frobisher Auditorium 2