Pride in Writing: Sapphic Voices
From Robbie Court
Join us for a discussion of the stories only we can tell.
We had four panellists at the discussion:
Sigrid Nielsen (she/her) co-founded Lavender Menace with Bob Orr in Edinburgh in 1982 - the first LGBT+ bookshop in Scotland and the second in the UK. She also published short pieces in anthologies and co-edited In Other Words: Writing as a Feminist with Gail Chester in 1987. She and Bob founded Lavender Menace Queer Books Archive in 2019. https://lavendermenace.org.uk
Lola Keeley (she/her) is a writer and coder. After moving to London to pursue her love of theatre, she later wound up living every five-year-old’s dream of being a train driver on the London Underground. She has since emerged, blinking into the sunlight, to find herself writing books. She now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her wife and four cats.
Zebib K. Abraham (she/her) is a writer and psychiatrist (M.D.) She is completing an MFA at University of Edinburgh. She has been published in The Rumpus, Apparition Lit, The Selkie, Midnight & Indigo, and more, with forthcoming publications in Fantasy Magazine and others. She is black, queer, and from an immigrant background.
Chyna Deveroux (they/them) from Sapphic Writers - Sapphic Writers is a small writing organisation that provides avenues of support, connection, and inspiration within the global sapphic writing community by offering workshops, publication and performance opportunities, and news and resources aimed at this underserved community of writers.
Sapphic Writers: https://www.sapphicwriters.org
The event is chaired by Siobhán Carroll (they/them), a writer and performer based in Edinburgh.
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