Event 10

Monday 6th November 2023 | 5.00pm

Event 10 | Alexandra Blanchard & Alex Howlett | Wander Women


Alexandra Blanchard & Alex Howlett – Wander Women

Wander Women unites tales of journeys around the world – from the streets of London to the ruins of Syria, from Calais to Russia – and shines light on the constraints, that mould the lives of women, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. In this moving and reflective book, two journalists gather voices of activists and artists, matriarchs and mothers, politicians and humanitarians, drawing links between the gendering of migration and the policing of gender.

In conversation with Jo Willett

When: Monday 6th November 2023 @ 5.00 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom


Alex Howlett is currently a reporter with Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, and previously wrote for the Financial Times

Alexandra Blanchard is a writer, teacher and host of the podcast The Grand Thunk.

Jo Willet was a television drama and comedy producer for most of her working life.  Her credits include Manhunt, Benidorm, Birds of a Feather, A Rather English Marriage and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee. She is the proud recipient of a BAFTA, a Royal Television Society Award and an International Emmy.    Jo  moved to Dorset in 2020 and started a new career writing historical biographies.  Her first book, The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu about the woman who brought inoculation against smallpox to the west was published during the Covid outbreak.  Her second, a biography of the actress Sarah Siddons, is due to be published next year.


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