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New literary festival feeds growing appetite for female-led cultural events

From this month’s Women of the World gathering on London’s South Bank to many smaller bespoke festivals and competitions, the demand for public events and festivals centred on the female experience is growing across Britain. Now a group of 16 prominent women that includes writer Kit de Waal, broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, editor Sabeena Akhtar and BBC comedy chief Sioned Wiliam is to announce the creation of a new literary event, the Primadonna festival, which will be staged in Suffolk this summer and is designed to put women’s writing in the foreground. For its organisers, the event is a way to redress a faulty gender balance in publishing. Read More

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