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Lipstick Eyebrows Summer Launch
Lipstick Eyebrows Summer Launch

Fri, 28 Jun


Lipstick Eyebrows Summer Launch

Join us for a celebration of new contemporary women's writing from Wales. An evening of readings from our anthology, Lipstick Eyebrows.

Time & Location

28 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:00

About the event

‘The  projector clicked again. On the wall was a photo of Mair holding a  placard defiantly, her shoulders squared to the police officer who  attempted to wrench it out of her hands. In careful writing she’d  printed the words: ‘Coal Not Dole’.’ From Scab by Ellen Davies

‘As  one group stands by their convoy with flags of solidarity and chants of  praise, the others are mostly in black, somnolent, waiting for their  dead. Among them is a young woman who sits by herself, crying quietly.  She is pregnant, you can see. Perhaps, it is her husband who is being  returned home in a non-descript box. The others, with posters of the  dead, give voice to their grief.


‘Chai! Paulo!’

‘Why do you have to die in a foreign land?’

The men among the group snap their fingers and shrug off their grief.'

From To Buy an Expensive Dream, Chinyere Chukwudi-Okeh

‘She was aware of the swing of her skirt as she went. Old woman crosses gangplank,  she thought. Her reflection threw back someone she wasn’t expecting.  She was recently ancient, she decided. She recalled the same feeling in  reverse when she was twenty and surprised at being a young woman.’ From  Pearls Before Swine by Tracey Rhys

Chosen for their  contemporary edge in both setting and story, the collection hosts an  all-female cast covering themes of travel, arrival, change,  reconciliation, departures, estrangement, death, survival and the  intricacies of women's lives.

‘A brilliant showcase of the next wave of talent from Welsh Women writers.’ Rebecca Parfitt, Commissioning Editor, Honno

With  readings from authors, Carolyn Thomas, Ellen Davies, Julie Primon,  Tracey Rhys, Kate Waddon, Chinyere Chukwudi-Okeh and Naomi Paulus.

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