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.

Interview with Sara Collins, acclaimed author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton – ‘Novels start with questions, identifying the space the book is going to fill, and Frannie was my way of trying to fill that gap’

The Prize-winning and Oprah Magazine ‘Inspired Women’ author Sara Collins talks to our arts contributor, My Ly, about her stunning debut novel, the uniting power of anger for women, the importance of setting and her routine as a writer.

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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss – a slim slip of a book, with so much depth within

An Iron Age re-enactment in Northumberland takes a brutal turn in Sarah Moss’ Ghost Wall. With parallels to Brexit Britain, Moss’ slender novel is a coming-of-age tale with a twist.

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Artists 4 Artists’ Double Bill: Chris Reyes and Kloé Dean at the Laban Theatre – breathtakingly brave & moving dance by two of hip hop dance theatre’s finest artists

Artists 4 Artists prove that they’re at the forefront of dance innovation and theatrical talent, with their double bill of Christopher Reyes’ Sean and Kloé Dean’s Man Up at the Laban Theatre.

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National Youth Dance Company’s MADHEAD by Botis Seva: Dance that thrillingly breaks every rule in the school book and leaves you shouting for more

MADHEAD is the latest phenomenal dance production to come from Olivier Award-winning choreographer, Botis Seva, in collaboration with dancers from the National Youth Dance Company. Here, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou discusses its themes of generational (dis-)connection, inner conflict and the power of young people.

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The Farm by Joanne Ramos – a gripping read that questions the fertility industry

Joanne Ramos’ ambitious debut novel, The Farm, questions the ethics of surrogacy and charts the lives of four women who become involved in a spa-like fertility facility in a bid to have a more secure, comfortable life.

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Louise Orwin’s Oh Yes Oh No at the Cambridge Junction

Louise Orwin’s latest one-woman show, Oh Yes Oh No, tackles the issue of consent, coercion and female erotic desire in the context of the #MeToo movement.

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The Evolution of the Studio Potter: Jennifer Lee’s Art of ‘Subdued Elegance’

Our use of pottery for everyday rituals dates back to before the Neolithic period, but today we appreciate the subtle beauty of ceramics. Here, Julia Bagguley discusses the history of pottery in relation to artist Jennifer Lee’s work, currently on show at Kettle’s Yard.

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The Pisces by Melissa Broder – a beautiful, effervescent novel rooted in Greek myth

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2019, Melissa Broder’s The Pisces is a modern day fable about a woman who falls in love with a merman. Victoria Smith reviews Broder’s debut novel alongside her earlier poetry and essays, Last Sext and So Sad Today.

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Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner at the Royal Court Theatre

Jasmine Lee-Jones’ debut play at the Royal Court Theatre is provocatively titled, but perfectly pitched, writes our arts contributor Samantha-Louise Hayden.

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Patricia Guerrero’s Catedral at Sadler’s Wells

Dancers move from the restrictive confines of seventeenth-century-inspired Catholicism to the liberating, empowering passion of flamenco in Patricia Guerrero’s scintillating piece, Catedral.

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Mindful or Mind-full? How practicing mindfulness can help with everyday stress & anxiety

Our Health & Wellbeing Editor, Ruth Cocksedge, considers how the Buddhist tradition of mindfulness helps with anxiety and can bring calm and compassion into our day-to-day lives.

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Dream Ritual by Bongsu Park at The Print Room

South Korean artists Bongsu Park and Jinyeob Cha join forces to produce Dream Ritual, a delicate, mesmerising and fascinating multi-sensory journey through sleep and dreams, writes our arts contributor My Ly.

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Stoke Newington Literary Festival 2019 – a brilliant literary festival that’ll make you fall in love with Hackney again

Talks featuring Kerry Hudson, Anita Sethi, Natasha Carthew, Julia Bueno, Sali Hughes, Lynn Enright and many more were some of the highlights at this year’s Stoke Newington Literary Festival. Victoria Smith writes about the panels and which books are a must for your 2019 summer reading list.

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