#100women100books launches online

Inspired by our Spreadsheets & Moxie residency in the Compton Verney 19th Century Women's Library back in January, we wanted to know what books were dear to the hearts and minds of contemporary women. So we asked 100 women in our lives - from toddlers to eighty year olds - what one book they'd like to see on our library's virtual shelves and why they'd recommend it. 

You said it (Moxie survey highlights)

Being professional can be summarised as a combination of ‘being well prepared’ and ‘being a decent human’. When is a survey not a survey? Perhaps when it's designed by two creative writers and asks you questions such as 'What's your professional superpower?' rather than 'which of these two brands do you prefer?'. Our terrifyingly long online [...]

First Thursday event in Newcastle

Tomorrow lunchtime (2 March) I'll be chatting about the Spreadsheets & Moxie project and what Sarah Salway and I reckon it takes to develop and sustain a career from your creative practice. Part of the NCLA's First Thursday series, the event is designed to fit into your lunch hour and starts at 1pm in room 1.75 of the Bedson Building, [...]

Spreadsheets & Moxie: the project begins

I'm writing this post on a train, heading for a week at the Arvon Clockhouse with fellow writer Sarah Salway. We're launching ourselves with enthusiasm into a year of R&D, funded by Arts Council England, on what leadership looks like to women in the creative arts. My bags are packed with paper, crayons, literary card games [...]