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Bonnets at Dawn – Pub Quiz

The literary Thunderdome that is Bonnets at Dawn is back, and this time they are challenging Team Gaskell to a pub quiz. So, if you know your Margaret from your Molly, and your Mr Thornton from Mr Hamley, then this is the quiz to come to.

Lauren Burke and Hannah Chapman (aka Bonnets at Dawn) go head to head to compare and contrast the lives and work of Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell and other Nineteenth-century women writers via comics, essays and a weekly podcast – with a unique blend of humorous exploration, discussion and debate. The pair visited Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in 2017, which resulted in a series of podcasts about Elizabeth, her House, and Elizabeth and Charlotte Bronte’s friendship. We are delighted to welcome them back for this fun afternoon of literary quizzing.

Prizes and fun to be had. Included in admission.

Who are Bonnets at Dawn?

Hannah K Chapman (Team Austen) is a comics writer and printmaker, living and working in Bristol. She is the founder of Comic Book Slumber Party, has written about comics for Off Life and Forbidden Planet International, and works as an editor at Blank Slate Books.

Lauren Burke (Team Brontë) has been an Anglophile ever since she read The Secret Garden at the age of seven and asked her mother if they could move from Ohio to “The Moors.” She now lives in Chicago with her husband John and their dog Watson, but visits her beloved England twice a year. Lauren spends most of her time writing and editing comics and children’s books. She is best known for writing P.I. Jane and I’m Not OmniGirl, and has served as editor for the Ladies’ Night Anthology for five years. She is currently working on a book entitled Divide & Conquer about the rise of women in comics.

Find out more at https://soundcloud.com/bonnetsatdawn


9th Dec 2018

1.30pm - 3.30pm


Plans are like a card-house-if one gives way, all the others come rattling about your head

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864