Another absolute treat! Taking place on the balcony of the Town Hall, overlooking the Aegean Sea and Sappho’s Rock, this event is free. Come and join us, it’s a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon on Sappho’s Isle.
Diana Souhami, Jill Gardiner and Alison Child will discuss with an audience the joys and challenges of writing historical lesbian biography.
What attracted them to their subjects? How have they used archives and oral histories?
What are the ethics of exposing lives lived in secrecy in other times to the glare of contemporary audiences?
What have they learned from their women subjects?
DIANA SOUHAMI has written acclaimed biographies of Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Natalie Clifford Barney and Gluck among others.
JILL GARDINER wrote a definitive study of the Gateways Club and the women for whom this iconic London lesbian haunt was a lifeline.
ALISON CHILD is about to publish a biography of forgotten lesbian variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney.