A book club for women, by women – meet Women’s Writes. An exciting start-up launched in 2020 with a mission to both champion female authors and unite female book-lovers worldwide – this is a rapidly growing community you don’t want to miss out on.
Distributing gift-wrapped books to subscribers every month, readers come together online to share their thoughts in a method prioritising accessibility to all. Whether it be breakthrough authors or feminist classics, Women’s Writes shines a light on leading women’s literature both past and present featuring the likes of Maggie O’Farrell, Diana Souhamni and Kate Weston.
Having launched for free amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as an act of goodwill, from this weekend plans to kickstart membership and further cultivate the community are on the cards for Women’s Writes. Online subscriptions will begin at £6.99 with access to all events, groups, discussions and more for those looking to get involved without so much reading. For those looking to receive the books, all the features and the gift novel comes in at £20 per month. What’s more, £1 of every membership fee is reinvested into the community through Women’s Charities nationwide! Early access and discounts are available by signing up to the Women’s Writes newsletter now.
Offering more than the classic book club discussions, Women’s Writes also team up with authors for exclusive talks and Q&A sessions. On May 25th, Alison Phipps joins the group to discuss her work Me, Not You and on May 27th it’s the turn of Julia Samuel MBE and her novel This Too Shall Pass. Both online sessions, there’s plenty more lined up for the coming months with over 10 events every four weeks.
Women's Writes is so excited to have the privilege of speaking to @littlehux in June!
— Women's Writes (@OurWomensWrites) May 17, 2020
Founded by Sophie McDermott, a Newcastle University graduate whose studies included a focus on feminist theory, it’s a passion project gaining more and more support:
“Women’s Writes was founded to elevate women’s voices,” Sophie shares. “Whether a writer, publisher or reader, as women our voices matter and deserve to be heard. Our passion for literature, the care we have for our community and our true belief that gender equality will one day be achieved, is what drives us to grow.”
“Every week we want to highlight new book releases to our subscribers. We want to link these books to independent book shops and publishers around the globe as often these are the ones taking the risks on the stories they tell. We want to bring together women who work so hard to chat, make friends and talk about the important things. We are building a network for you.”