Femrite Festival Blog

  • Second Writing for Liberty Conference

    The second Writing for Liberty Conference is on 27th – 29th April 2017. You can read more about the conference and about the earlier events held at Lancaster University as part of the Writing for Liberty Series by visiting our Writing for Liberty Journal.

  • Writing for Liberty Conference

    The Writing for Liberty Conference is on 17th – 18th April 2015, and the Conference Programme is now available at the link here. You can read more about the conference and about the earlier events held at Lancaster University as part of the Writing for Liberty Series by visiting our Writing for Liberty Journal.

  • Tom Pow Writing from Lagos

    Tom Pow is blogging for the Commonwealth Poets United website: click here to read a collated blog of four articles. Frances Hendron, SPL Project Manager, writes: “As you know Tom Pow is in Lagos right now. Receiving his journal blogs in Scotland he is making Lagos sound utterly fascinating, complex and brimming with life. As you Continue Reading

  • Jennifer Makumbi wins Commonwealth Prize

    Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth short story prize for a piece praised by judges for its “risk-taking, grace and breadth”. Jennifer is a Ugandan who recently completed her PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.  She beat contenders from around the world to win the £5,000 award for ‘Let’s Tell This Story Properly’.  Read the Guardian article on Jennifer’s Continue Reading

  • Writing for Liberty Conference

    ‘Writing for Liberty’ will be a two-day conference held 17-18 April 2015, hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University. The Keynote speaker will be Véronique Tadjo, University of the Witwatersrand. Our Call for Papers is now available in the Writing for Liberty Journal.