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Booking for Fay Weldon in Conversation and other free Literary Leicester events now open!

Booking for Fay Weldon in Conversation and other free Literary Leicester events now open!

Saturday 19 November 2016

The Literary Leicester 2016 website is now live, meaning that you can book your places at your choice of the exciting FREE events on offer:

The programme includes Fay Weldon in Conversation with our founding
Chair, Professor Mary Eagleton, on Saturday 19 November, sponsored jointly by Literary Leicester and the CWWA. Book your free place today:

Make sure also to join us at our AGM on the afternoon of Saturday 19 November – all members are warmly welcome. Further details to follow soon.

CWWA Secretary
Leanne Bibby

IMPORTANT! THE CWWA’S 2016 Annual General Meeting


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before the Weldon conversation with Professor Mary Eagleton


We’ll be holding our AGM at Leicester in the afternoon of 19 November, before the Weldon event. All CWWA members are very much welcome to attend (no need to book). As part of the meeting, we’ll hold elections for the executive committee roles of Chair, Fundraising officer, Membership Secretary, and Ordinary Member. Further details to follow.

If you’d like to stand for any of the following roles on the exec, or would like any further information about them, please do get in touch with the secretary Leanne Bibby:
Fundraising Officer
Membership Secretary
Ordinary Member (several positions available)

We very much hope you’ll save the date and join us in Leicester for both the AGM and this exciting event.

CWWA Secretary
Leanne Bibby

SAVE THE DAY! Fay Weldon in Conversation with Professor Mary Eagleton at Literary Leicester

A CWWA-sponsored event is going to take place at the Literary Leicester festival this year, on Saturday 19 November at 6.30pm:


Fay Weldon: In Conversation

Fay Weldon will discuss her latest book, Before the War (2016), with Founder Chair of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, Professor Mary Eagleton. They will reflect on changes in the social and literary landscape since the publication of Fay’s first novel, The Fat Woman’s Joke (1967), almost 50 years ago.

This is a free event and all are warmly welcome – further details about the venue and how to book will follow soon. More information about the festival, taking place from 16-19 November, is available on Literary Leicester’s website:

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