26th June 2022 - Bradford Literature Festival

Mythological Women

Jennifer Saint, Nikita Gill, Claire Heywood, Susan Stokes-Chapman

From Ovid’s serpentine Medusa to the Tataka of the Ramayana, and the six-headed, twelve-legged Scylla of Homer’s Odyssey, an uncomfortably high number of mythology’s villains are written as women. But why, and was this always the case?

Acclaimed authors Jennifer Saint (Elektra), Susan Stokes-Chapman (Pandora), Claire Heywood (Daughters of Sparta), and Nikita Gill (Great Goddesses; The Girl and The Goddess) join forces to explore the patriarchal origins of these epic myths and discuss how new generations of female fantasy authors are reimagining ancient myths and legends by introducing inspiring new heroines, across cultures, to subvert the legacy of mythological misogyny. Our panellists will also talk about the enduring inspiration provided by these ancient tales.

WHERE: The Dye House Gallery, Bradford College, Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AY
WHEN: 1:15pm - 2.30pm

23rd July 2022 - Blackwell's Oxford Westgate

Meet Claire Heywood: Book Signing

Claire Heywood will be visiting Blackwell’s Westgate to sign copies of her book, Daughters of Sparta.

Come and meet Claire Heywood, author of Daughters of Sparta, in store. The paperback of Claire’s thrilling book, Daughters of Sparta, is published 21st July. She will be visiting the shop to meet readers and sign copies of her riveting debut novel. This is perfect for fans of feminist myth retelling!

WHERE: Blackwell's Westgate, Queen Street, Oxford OX1 1PE
WHEN: 2pm - 4pm