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Monday February 3rd, 19.00 – Talk Show: How Jane Austen Invented the Modern World, Emma Claire Sweeney in conversation with Mariella Frostrup, Helena Kelly and Helen McClory, with music by Siobhan Wilson, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Book free tickets here.
Saturday November 23rd, 10.00am-4.00pm – Cambridge Writing Retreat, What Do I Do Now I’ve Finished My Draft?, Emma Claire Sweeney will be joined by literary agent Jonathan Ruppin to help writers work out what steps to take once the crucial first draft is complete.
Saturday October 26th, 17:30-19:00 – followed by drinks and book signing until 20:15, Doris Lessing Centenary Celebration, Emma Claire Sweeney discusses Lessing’s legacy with Rachel Cusk and Lara Feigel, Julian Study Centre Lecture Theatre, University of East Anglia. Book tickets here.
Saturday 28 September, 4.00pm – Manx LitFest, A Celebration of Literary Sisterhood, Emma Claire Sweeney in conversation with literary agent Jonathan Ruppin, King’s Court Theatre, King William’s College, Castletown, Isle of Man
Saturday 18 May, 3pm – The Alliance of Literary Societies (ALS) AGM Weekend, Emma Claire Sweeney talks about ‘The Female Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf’, Town Hall, Nuneaton
Tuesday 31 July, 6.30-8pm – 5×15 @ The AllBright Club, ‘Secret Histories of Women Writers’: A double bill of literary co-authors with Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, The AllBright, London
Saturday 14 July, 3-4.15pm – Literary Landscapes: Emily Midorikawa talks about the hidden relationships of Jane Austen and the Brontës, Newark Book Festival, Newark Town Hall (Emily will be joined by The Newstead Abbey Byron Society’s Ken Purslow and Lauren Livesey, Audience Development Officer at Brontë Parsonage Museum, plus chair Tim Rideout.)
Monday 26 March – The Business of a Woman’s Life: female authorship, celebrity and fandom in the long nineteenth century conference (2.10pm panel discussion on female literary friendship), Museum of English Rural Life, Reading
Friday 16 March, 12.30-1.30pm – A Secret Sisterhood: Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery
Saturday 10 February, 12.45-4.30pm – London and S.E. Gaskell Society Meeting: Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney on Literary Friendships, Francis Holland School for Girls, London
Tuesday 12 December, 12.30-1.30pm – Herbert Illuminations: The Secret Sisterhood of George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
Wednesday 8 November, 6pm – Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney in conversation with Prof. Michelle Carriger at UCLA (event sponsored by UCLA’s English Department and Friends of English)
Tuesday 7 November, 7pm – Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney present and sign A Secret Sisterhood, in conversation with Elizabeth L. Silver, and joined by Julia Fierro and Caeli Wolfson at Vroman’s Book Store, Pasadena
Wednesday 1 November, 6pm – A Celebration of Literary Sisterhood: Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney in conversation with Mary Volmer and Cheryl Crocker McKeon at Book Passage, San Francisco (event sponsored by the WNBA-SF, Saint Mary’s College MFA in Creative Writing)
Saturday 28 October, 2-4pm – The Jane Austen Society of North America – NY Metropolitan Region and the Brontë Society American Chapter: Conversation with Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney (chaired by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore) at Shakespeare & Co, New York City
Monday 23 October, 11am-12pm – A Secret Sisterhood: Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney at Wantage Literary Festival
Wednesday 18 October, 6.30pm – ‘A Secret Sisterhood: the hidden friendships of Austen, Brontё, Eliot and Woolf’ at Chawton House Library
Saturday 21 October, 1pm – ‘A Secret Sisterhood: The hidden friendships of Austen, Brontё’, Eliot and Woolf at Bloomsbury Literature Festival
Saturday 14 October, 3.30pm – ‘Secret Sisterhood: Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney’ at Ilkley Literature Festival
Wednesday 27 September – ‘Is the Isolated Female Genius a Myth?’ Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, in conversation with Annabel Abbs (private event)
Saturday 16 September, 2.30pm – 46th Annual George Eliot Lecture 2017 ‘Secret Sisterhood: George Eliot’s Literary Friendship’ at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre in Coton, Nuneaton
Tuesday 11 July (7.15-8.30pm) – ‘How Female Friendship Feeds Creativity with Rachel Holmes, Emily Midorikawa, Kate Mosse, and Emma Claire Sweeney’ at the British Library
Tuesday 4 July, 6.30pm – ‘A Secret Sisterhood: Female Literary Friendships with Emma Claire Sweeney, Emily Midorikawa, Michèle Roberts and Sarah LeFanu’ at Waterstones Gower Street
Thursday 15 June – ‘Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney explore the hidden friendships between Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontё, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf’ at Hungerford Bookshop
Wednesday 7 June – ‘A Secret Sisterhood: Discussing female literary friendships’, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney in conversation with Samantha Ellis at Waterstones Crouch End
Thursday 1 June – ‘A Secret Sisterhood’, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney in conversation with Rowan Coleman at Waterstones Berkhamsted
Wednesday 16 November – Writing Friendships event at City, University of London
Thursday 12 May – Genuine Change: Something Rhymed literary salon at NYU London
Wednesday 4 May – So-called Women’s Issues: Something Rhymed literary salon at NYU London
Thursday 28 April – VIDA count: Something Rhymed literary salon at NYU London