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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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Sadler’s Wells

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stunned audiences this month with three dazzling dance programmes at Sadler’s Wells. Here, Eirini Diamantouli reviews their final programme featuring new works Ounce of Faith and Members Don’t Get Weary, and classics Ella and Revelations.

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Speaking from the Body: Trauma, Pregnancy and the Eighth Amendment in Contemporary Irish Writing

For women in Northern Ireland and a post-Repeal Republic telling stories which speak from the body and its traumas remains a powerful tool, argues Laura Hackett when considering the work of Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell, Sinéad Gleeson and others.

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Falsettos at The Other Palace Theatre

Tara Overfield-Wilkinson’s revival of Falsettos, the Tony award-winning musical about an unconventional New York Jewish family, is a worthy and emotionally powerful production, writes our theatre critic Jo Hemmings.

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Grandmothers by Tript Kaur

Tript Kaur’s poem, ‘Grandmothers’, tenderly depicts the relationship between a granddaughter and her grandmother; between past pain and the hopes and fears of the next generation.

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Kiss My Genders at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre

The Hayward Gallery’s current exhibition, Kiss My Genders, displays an array of international artists whose daring and thought-provoking works open up infinite possibilities with regard to gender.

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Lanny by Max Porter – an astonishing novel rich in folklore, myth and the idioms of the English language

Victoria Smith is captivated by Lanny, Max Porter’s long listed Booker Prize novel about the disappearance of a little boy from an English village. Here, Smith reviews the novel against Porter’s 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers.

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On Unwavering Faith in Systems: Has the Sun Set on Procedurals?

I’ve found comfort in procedurals including State of Play, Spotlight, Miss Sloane and Denial, but now I’m moved by doubts about how they fit into an increasingly extreme political climate, writes our arts contributor Olivia Scott-Berry.

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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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