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New Suns: Feminist Mythmaking at the Barbican this Saturday
AR Wood , November 1st, 2018 07:52

Inspired by science-fiction feminist author and philosopher Octavia Butler, a day of readings, films and discussions plus feminist bookstalls

A still from Worlds Of Ursula Le Guin, screening on Saturday afternoon

This Saturday afternoon, The Barbican is host to an extraordinary lineup of feminist writers, activists and artists.

Among the events: literary magazine The White Review are running a writers’ discussion about the body in fiction, poetry and non-fiction; Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff of Gal-dem will lead a panel discussion on the experiences and myths of the Caribbean matriarch in the UK; historian Joanna Bourke, writer So Mayer and activist Lola Olufemi will discuss consent, trauma, solidarity and power; there’s a screening of ace new documentary Worlds Of Ursula Le Guin; a workshop on strengthening the global sex workers’ rights movement; and Bethany Rutter and Tallulah Pomeroy will help you to reclaim all that is “gleeful, gross and beautiful” about your body in their Unruly Bodies workshop.

Organiser Sarah Shin says: “The myths that continue to dominate the world around us are overwhelmingly patriarchal. Today we’ll explore the new stories and counter-narratives that are being invented to build feminist futures.” We say: “YES PLEASE.”