Welcome to Lucy Writers, an online platform devoted to showcasing the writing of women and non-binary creatives.

Lucy Writers is an online platform showcasing the very best writing and art work from women and non-binary creatives all over the world. In collaboration with Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, the platform brings together Lucy students, alumnae and fellows, as well as creatives from outside the college community. Lucy Writers welcomes submissions from women and non-binary writers irrespective of whether they’re an established or new-to-the-writing-desk writer. We want to hear from you; let Lucy Writers be the space, room and home for your words.


In conversation with award-winning writer, Jessica Andrews: ‘Self-belief, and feeling like your story matters, even if it doesn’t seem literary to you, is so important.’

Winner of the Portico Prize 2020 for her debut novel Saltwater, writer Jessica Andrews talks to our arts contributor Rebecca Clark about her journey into writing, the joy of podcasts, the importance of space in relation to creativity, representation in the arts for working class northern writers and much more.

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Russell Maliphant’s maliphantworks3 at the Coronet Theatre

Russell Maliphant returns to the delightfully eccentric Coronet Theatre for the third time with maliphantworks3, a terrific triple bill of dance and film.

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Tracing the ‘bounding line’: William Blake at the Tate Britain

Dismissed in his lifetime as mad, William Blake is now lauded as a visionary genius, one whose art and poetry has influenced many generations of creatives. Shamini Sriskandarajah visits Tate Britain’s recent retrospective to find out why.

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Remainder by Company Concentric at The Place

Company Concentric return to Resolution 2020 with their captivating new work, Remainder, which looks at the ties between people across geographic and cultural borders.

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There is no mutual fascination: why the British Museum’s ‘Inspired by the East’ is not inspired (at least, not to me, a heartbroken Muslim Middle Easterner)

Sumaya Kassim writes about the ingrained orientalist attitudes and tropes which reinforce exhibitions like the British Museum’s Inspired by the East, often at the expense of the experiences, creativity and cultural history of Middle Eastern Muslims.

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Interview with writer Julie Peakman: ‘I want to find women’s voices in history but also expose how badly we and marginalised men have been treated’

Author of a number of books relating to the history of sexuality, Julie Peakman’s new work, Licentious Worlds, offers a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire building around the world. Here, she talks to our arts contributor, Miriam Al Jamil, about her book and the research behind it.

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Nam June Paik: The Modern Shaman of the Multimedia World

A pioneer of video art and a foreseer of communication in the age of the internet, visionary artist Nam June Paik is celebrated in Tate Modern’s latest exhibition.

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Catstrology: Predicting the Star Signs of Cats

Based on her knowledge of astrology and a partially traumatising viewing of Tom Hooper’s movie adaptation of CATS, Nicky Watkinson predicts the star sign of each cat.

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Poems on the Offensive: Flèche by Mary Jean Chan

Winner of the Costa 2019 Poetry Award, Mary Jean Chan’s debut collection, Flèche, deftly explores the conflicts and desires of a queer woman, the multiplicity of identity, and the power felt when wielding a sword.

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Judy Chicago at the Baltic

Bursts of bright colour, radical tapestries and personal drawings exploring loss and grief mark out the Baltic’s current exhibition of Judy Chicago’s work, which spans the whole of her 50-year career.

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Nebula of the Sea

Writing of her own experiences of under water diving, Tilda Bowden describes a world of wonder beneath the surface of the sea by day, and its celestial transformation by night.

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Interview with performance artist, Louise Orwin – “I hate this toxic idea that if women become empowered it’s taking something away from men”

Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin talks to our Arts contributor Carla Plieth about her latest project Oh Yes Oh No and its exploration of female sexual desire, the #MeToo movement, her creative process and more.

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Behind the Myth of the Mad Muse: Dora Maar at Tate Modern

Tate Modern’s latest exhibition celebrates the work of Surrealist artist Dora Maar, drawing her out of the shadow of male contemporaries and challenging the myth of the ‘mad muse’.

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Follow the White Rabbit: the ‘Anthropocene’, Australia and whiteness as pestilence in Amanda Parer’s Intrude at Liverpool Light Show

In light of Amanda Parer’s installation, Intrude, being shown at Liverpool’s Exchange Flags, Sumaya Kassim considers the environmental and cultural devastation of white colonialism in Australia.

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The Quillan Leaf by Gerry Stewart

In her poem, Gerry Stewart shines a light on the overlooked legacy of Sarah Anne Bright, a nineteenth-century artist and photographer who produced one of the earliest surviving photograms initially attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot.

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Still, We’ll Rise Once Again…

Journalist, writer and lecturer Melissa Chemam reflects on the Arnolfini’s recent exhibition Still, I Rise, the cultural history of Bristol and her experience as the gallery’s writer in residence.

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