More than 30 publishers will join authors including Reni Eddo-Lodge and Merve Emre at the New Suns feminist literary festival at the Barbican next month.
Held on 5th October, the event is curated by Silver Press and Ignota Books co-founder Sarah Shin, featuring talks, workshops and screenings exploring feminist approaches to technology.
The festival, in its second year, was inspired this time by science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin’s essay ‘The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction’, on the idea that the first tools humans developed were not weapons, but containers for food and water, baby carriers and bags - tools devised by women to sustain life.
The bill also features poet Sandeep Parmar, Sophie Lewis, Irenosen Okojie, Sophia Al-Maria and Tai Shani. More than 30 publishers will host stalls and book signings in the free-to-access Level G spaces.
New Suns forms part of the Barbican’s “Life Rewired” season exploring what means to be human when technology is changing everything. For more details, visit the event website.