Resist: Stories of Uprising with Sheffield Libraries

3 Dec 2020 - 7.30PM

Thursday 3rd December 2020

19:30-20:30 GMT

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A panel discussion around the book Resist: Stories of Uprising, (Comma Press) charting two thousand years of British resistance.


About this Event:


The anthology Resist: Stories of Uprising (Comma Press) charts two thousand years of British resistance. A collection of fictions and essays in which, authors, historians and activists re-imagine twenty historic acts of defiance from a grassroots perspective. 

In a panel event focussed on women’s rebellion through the ages, filmmaker and journalist Bidisha will discuss her story based on Boudica’s Rising (60AD) alongside author Zoe Lambert and historical consultant Jo Blackman, on their writing inspired by The Seeds of Hope protest (1996).


This event will be delivered using Zoom.


About the Authors:


Bidisha is a writer, TV and radio broadcaster and film-maker. She specialises in human rights, social justice, gender and the arts and offers political analysis and cultural diplomacy tying these interests together. Her most recent book is Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices, based on her outreach work with asylum seekers and refugees. Her most recent film is An Impossible Poison which has been highly critically acclaimed and selected for multiple film festivals internationally.


Zoe Lambert’s first collection of short stories, The War Tour, was published by Comma in 2011. She has an MA in Creative Writing at UEA and a PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is currently a lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster. 


Jo Blackman has spent much of her life involved in campaigns for human rights and sustainability, as well as grassroots campaigns for tenants’ rights and democratic accountability. Currently, Jo is involved with Extinction Rebellion, demanding action on the climate and ecological emergency. She regularly delivers training in the theory and practice of civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action. She has also worked as a community project manager, an elected independent councillor, and an adult education tutor.