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Speaker(s): Molly Crabapple, Professor Mary Evans, Vicky Featherstone, Kate Mosse
Chair: Elizabeth Chapman

Recorded on 27 February 2013 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

In celebration of LSE’s acquisition of the Women’s Library, our distinguished panel will discuss the role of women in literature, the arts and academia today. This event will include readings from the Women's Library archives, and from works that have inspired our panel.

Molly Crabapple is a New York artist. Her most recent projects are Week in Hell, in which she locked herself in a hotel room, covered the walls in paper, and filled 270 square feet of wall with art and Shell Game, a series of large-scale paintings about the revolutions of 2011 that will be shown together publicly in Spring 2013. Her work is in the permanent collection of the New York Historical Society, the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Groucho Club (London). She writes for CNN and Vice. Molly's published books include Discordia (with Laurie Penny; Random House UK, 2012), Devil in the Details (IDW, 2012), Saints and Sinners (IDW, 2012), Week in Hell (2012), Puppet Makers (DC Comics, 2011), and the forthcoming Straw House (First Second Books, 2014).

Mary Evans is a LSE Centennial Professor and attached to the Gender Institute from 2010 to 2013. Prior to coming to the LSE as a visiting fellow she taught Women's Studies and Sociology at the University of Kent.

Vicky Featherstonehas been artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland since its foundation in 2006, touring work to venues large and small all around Scotland. One of her first commissions was the hit production Black Watch by Gregory Burke, directed by John Tiffany, which attracted international acclaim, winning multiple awards and touring all over the world. Prior to this Vicky Featherstone was artistic director of new writing company Paines Plough Theatre Company from 1997-2005. In April 2013 she will join the Royal Court Theatre as artistic director.

Kate Mosse is the author of three non-fiction books, three plays and five novels, including the multi-million selling international No 1 bestseller, Labyrinth. The first of her Languedoc Trilogy, it was translated into 37 languages and published in 40 countries. The second in the series, Sepulchre, was also a # 1 bestseller. The third and final novel in the series, Citadel, was published in October 2012. She is the co-founder & honorary director of the Orange Prize for Fiction, now called the Women's Prize for Fiction.

This event forms part of LSE's 5th Space for Thought Literary Festival, taking place from Tuesday 26 February - Saturday 2 March 2013, with the theme 'Branching Out'.

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