Typesetting Feminism: Virago Press Literature and Books

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The history and impact of the feminist imprint

In 1973, inspired by the radical feminist magazine Spare Rib, 30-year-old publicist Carmen Callil shook the foundations of the publishing world by setting up her own women’s publishing house, aiming to make a revolutionary change by giving women a voice, by giving them back their history and reclaiming women’s literature. Carmen Callil, founder of Virago Press, discusses Virago's journey with its current publisher, Lennie Goodings, and Claire Whalley, Managing Director of What Larks Productions, who recently made Virago: Changing The World One Page At A Time, a documentary film charting this history. Extracts from the film will also be screened as part of the event.
This event celebrates the British Library’s recent acquisition of the Carmen Callil Archive, which joins the previously held Virago Archive.

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Date(s)7 Mar 2017
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VenueBritish Library
AddressSt Pancras, 96 Euston Road, Somerstown, Greater London, NW1 2DB
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Date7 Mar 2017
Time(s)7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CostFull price: £8, Member: £8, Senior 60+: £6, Student: £5, Registered Unemployed: £5, Under 18: £5
VenueBritish Library
St Pancras, 96 Euston Road
Somerstown
Greater London
NW1 2DB
Phone01937 546546
CategoryLiterature and Books


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