Women have always had a unique way of exploring their worlds through their writing. This blog aims to explore women’s writing over the past two centuries from two perspectives: as readers of women’s literature and as creative writers.

The aim is to examine the work of selected women writers and question how they used fiction, poetry and memoir to create new forms. We shall also use creative writing techniques to explore our own stories and narratives.

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Louise Gluck, Anne Stevenson, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Barrett Browning would be among those women writers who have meant a great deal me as a woman writer. It would be great to hear about other influences from women writers out there.