Women on paper, men in khaki

Books played a key role in the First World War and writing by women gives us a vital insight into women’s thoughts and feelings during the conflict.

Three leading experts - Professor Alison Fell (LHRI Director, University of Leeds), Dr Angela K Smith (University of Plymouth) and Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes University) - open up an inspiring discussion on gender and war writing.

They will be exploring everything from memoirs, diaries and creative non-fiction about the experience of women on the Eastern Front and in nursing, to the novels and serialised stories which sustained soldiers in the trenches and families at home.

The event is being held as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

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Location details

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside