Kirsty Loehr – National Archives (ONLINE event)
Online event, October 7, 2022 2:00 pm
A Short History of Queer Women: In conversation with Kirsty Loehr
Join author Kirsty Loehr in conversation about her new book, A Short History of Queer Women.
We’ve read Jane Eyre, but what about the five hundred love letters Charlotte Brontë and Ellen Nussey exchanged? Or how Córdoban princess Wallada bint al-Mustakfi stitched tales of her sexual exploits with both men and women onto her tunic? Or the Ladies of Llangollen who would have Anne Lister over for tea? This fresh narrative reinserts queer women back into the historical record.
Join author Kirsty Loehr in conversation about her new book, A Short History of Queer Women. From Anne Bonny and Mary Read who sailed the seas together disguised as pirates, to US football captain Megan Rapinoe, A Short History of Queer Women sets the record straight on women who have loved other women through the ages.
Kirsty Loehr is a writer and English teacher. She has a master’s degree in transnational creative writing and loves football, history and humour – but not necessarily in that order.
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