Feminist Writers Festival: What Are Your Legacy Texts?

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Our very first episode of the Feminist Writers Festival is out now and it’s all about Legacy Texts – the books that switched the panelists on to feminism, writing, reading or all three.

If you haven’t caught the episode yet you can listen to it here And here’s a list of the Legacy Texts mentioned by each speaker. There are some great books mentioned so be prepared to add to our TBR pile. 

Alison Croggan – Poet, Playwright, Novelist

In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens by Alice Walker.(This book on writing and motherhood, Alison says ‘saved my life.’)Man Made Language by Dale SpenderFind Alison here.

Evelyn Araluen – Poet, Teacher, Researcher

Talking Up To The White Woman by Dr Aileen Moreton-RobinsonAn essay by Natalie Harkin on blood memoryFind details on Evelyn's works here. 

Alison Evans – YA Novelist

Looking For Alibrandi by Melina MarchettaNight Swimming by Steph BoweClancy Of the Undertow by Christopher CurrieIn The Dark Spaces by Callie BlackLiving On Hope Street by Demet DivarorenFind Alison here

Ann-Marie Priest – Novelist, Essayist and Reviewer

For Love Alone – Christina SteadFind books by Ann-Marie here

Jamilla Rivzi – Author, Presenter, Political Commentator

The Railway Children by Edith NesbitChildren’s Authors Judy Blume and Emily RoddaThe Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Hate Race by Maxine Beneba ClarkeFind Jamilla here. Kel and Pam also weighed in with their own Legacy Texts :For Kel it’s Fight Like A Girl by Clementine FordAnd for Pam it’s Women who Run With The Wolves: Contacting The Power Of the Wild WomanFind out more about the Feminist Writers Festival here.What’s your Legacy Text? We’d love you to share it in the comments or on our Facebook page.