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The Burning: Laura Bates in conversation

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Join feminist activist, author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project Laura Bates (Everyday SexismGirl Up) as she introduces her highly-anticipated debut Young Adult novel The Burning.

When fifteen year old Anna moves to a small Scottish town with her mother she thinks there is nothing left to link her to her to what happened. But it isn’t long before the whispers start again. Desperate for a distraction to escape the brutal bullying at school, Anna buries herself in a history project about Maggie—a young girl accused of witchcraft hundreds of years before—but as Anna finds herself drawn closer to Maggie’s story she can’t help but notice it appears terrifyingly similar to her own.

Laura will discuss visiting schools around the UK and talking to teenagers for the Everyday Sexism Project; her research into historical witch trails in Scotland and campaigning for gender equality and how these experiences have helped to shape the novel.

The event will be chaired by author and journalist Anna James and followed by a Q&A and a book signing.


Earlier Event: February 14
Alice Castle at Rye Books
Later Event: February 20
An Evening with Stacey Halls.