Women Talk Place: Canals

25 Jun 2021 - 4.30PM

Jo Bell has lived on a boat for the best part of two decades; Sarah Schofield grew up, and still lives, within a splash of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. At this event they will chat with Sarah Jasmon about life on and around the water, discuss the part canals play in their creative life, and read from their work. 


Jo Bell is a poet and non-fiction writer, best known for her writing about the UK waterways and as a founder of the On This Day She history project. Her Radio 4 docupoem 'Slow Machine' was nominated for a Ted Hughes award. A former Canal Laureate for the Poetry Society, Jo lives on her narrowboat Stoic on the Macclesfield Canal.


Sarah Schofield's stories have been published in a wide number of anthologies including Conradology and The New Abject (Comma Press), Wall: Nine Stories from Edge Hill Writers (EHUP), Best of British Short Stories 2020 (Salt), and Litfest’s The Language of Footprints. She has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Guardian Travel Writing Competition, and won the Orange New Voices Prize, Writer’s Inc and The Calderdale Fiction Prize. An excerpt from her story ‘The Bactogarden’ featured on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book. Sarah is a lecturer of Creative Writing at Edge Hill University and runs writing courses and workshops in a variety of community settings. Her debut short story collection is due out in 2021 with Comma Press.

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FREE EVENT - register via Eventbrite.

Once you've registered for tickets on the Eventbrite link, you will be sent a Zoom link for the event on Friday 25 June at 4.30pm.


WomenTalkPlace want to start conversations with all women who find inspiration from their environment, whether for acts of creativity, philosophical debate, or as a guide for day-to-day living. This is the second of a series: follow us @womentalkplace to keep in touch with upcoming events.