Women in Print: Print as an agent of change 1920-1965
Friday 7 March 2014, 10.00am-12.30pm
Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Sir Kenneth Green Library
Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections is hosting a morning of lively talks and debate presented by writers and academics on the subject of Women in Print. The event has been programmed as part of the ‘Wonder Women Radical Manchester’ project co-ordinated by the People’s History Museum, Manchester, in the lead up to the 100 year anniversary of women’s (partial) right to vote in 2018.
Carolyn Trant will be talking about artist, designer and educator Peggy Angus
Harriet Cory-Wright will be talking about the women illustrators of Puffin picture books
Desdemona McCannon (Manchester School of Art) will be talking about women designers who also collected and wrote about folk art
Dr. Rosemary Shirley (Manchester School of Art) will be chairing the discussion
Contemporary illustrators and writers have been asked to create a personal tribute, in chapbook form, to a woman designer whom they feel deserves to be better known. Copies of these chapbooks will be given away on the day.
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