Painting by Emily Carr of Women drinking tea

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Online Event: Women Writers – An International Conversation

Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Emily Carr and L.M. Montgomery were women writers whose work and art reflected their time and sense of place. So how did they engage with the wider world? What were the international influences on their writing? How did cross-Atlantic themes impact their writing and do they still speak to us today?

To mark International Women’s Day, we’re looking at four cherished women writers, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell from the UK and L.M. Montgomery and Emily Carr from Canada. These authors created some of the world’s best loved and heavily translated classics including Pride and Prejudice, North and South, Anne of Green Gables and The Book of Small.

Share in this celebration of women writers who continue to inspire both huge popular appeal and serious scholarly research across international lines. Online and featuring introductory talks and a panel in partnership with Carr House, L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI), Jane Austen’s House and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

Tickets £5

Wednesday 6 March, 7-8.30pm

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6th Mar 2024

7pm - 8.30pm

Talk, Talks

We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.