11 Mar

Dangerous Women: International Women’s Day Symposium

10:00 — 18:00
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

A one-day symposium featuring a programme of women writers to mark International Women’s Day. Join us to explore in fiction and fact women identified as dangerous–creatively, socially and politically.

This will be the fifth event sponsored by IASH and Scottish PEN in celebration of International Women’s Day. We are pleased to also acknowledge the support of the Principal of the University of Edinburgh.

This event, including lunch and refreshments, is free, but booking is essential as places are limited.


Coffee and tea available from 9.45am

10.15 Formal Welcome: Peta Freestone (IASH) and Jenni Calder (Scottish PEN)

10.30 Dangerous Women Introduction: Faith Pullin

10.45 Louise Welsh and Jean Rafferty chaired by Elizabeth Reeder

11.45 Coffee

12.15 Lesley Riddoch and Karen Campbell chaired by Jenni Calder

1.15 Lunch

2.15 Regi Claire and Magi Gibson chaired by Faith Pullin

3.15 Tea

3.45 Round table discussion and a Year of Dangerous Women chaired by Elizabeth Reeder

5.00 Reception