Rewriting the North at the Portico Library

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Kate Charlesworth
Writer and illustrator Kate Charlesworth.

Rewriting the North: Graphic Writing, 26 April 2022, from £5.00 - Book now

In the first event in The Portico Library’s 2022 Rewriting The North programme, graphic writers Kate Charlesworth and Una talk about their different visions and stories about the North of England.

In the first event in The Portico Library’s 2022 Rewriting The North programme, graphic writers Kate Charlesworth and Una talk about their different visions and stories about the North of England.

In A Girl’s Guide to Sensible Footwear, Barnsley-born cartoonist and illustrator Kate Charlesworth presents a pageant of LGBT history, as she takes us on a Pride march from the 1950s to the present day, the first graphic history charting lesbian life in this way. It is a personal memoir showing Kate growing up in Yorkshire, trying to find role models wherever she could.

Una is a comics artist and writer, who lives in Yorkshire. Her latest book Eve tells the story of a young woman born into dramatic social change in the near future, brought about by environmental disaster and deep-rooted prejudice, in her Yorkshire community. Eve grows up in a loving family that is increasingly threatened by a society which seems to be sleepwalking into totalitarianism. After a catastrophe that changes everything, Eve must set off on her own, over the wild Yorkshire moors, to try to find a new way to live and love.

The Rewriting The North series celebrates writers and writing connected with the North of England, and is run in tandem with the Portico Prize. Running between April and September 2022, this year’s season explores themes in the winner of the Portico Prize 2022, Sally J Morgan’s novel Toto Among The Murderers, which captures life for young women on the edges of counterculture in 1970s Sheffield and Leeds.

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Rewriting the North: Graphic Writing

26 April 2022 6:00 pm
From £5.00

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