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

Lucy Writers is an online platform showcasing the very best writing and art work from women 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 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 Acclaimed Poet, Rebecca Tamás – ‘No-one is ‘not a poetry person’; you just need to find the right writers who speak about things that interest you’

Acclaimed poet Rebecca Tamás talks to our arts contributor, Maz Hedgehog, about her highly anticipated book WITCH, female Christian mystics, vulnerability and the writers who’ve influenced her work.

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Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread – a surreal and fantastical story about mother-daughter relationships

Helen Oyeyemi’s latest novel, Gingerbread, surreally blurs fact and fiction in a tale involving three generations of women who love to bake.

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Captain Marvel: The Hero We’ve Been Waiting For

The arrival of Captain Marvel heralds a new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe – one that finally allows me, and millions of other moviegoers, to see ourselves in MCU superheroes.

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Diaspora Daydreams: Storytelling, Solidarity and Survival in our Films

Writer and independent researcher, Sumaya Kassim, looks at how film is being used to explore what diaspora, issues of transnational belonging and British national identity mean to Arab womxn and non-binary film-makers.

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Edvard Munch: Love and Angst at The British Museum

Dangerous women, failed relationships, melancholic landscapes and the death of loved ones all haunt the work of artist Edvard Munch, as seen in the British Museum’s latest exhibition.

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Breakin’ Convention 2019 at Sadler’s Wells – Love, Hope and Healing from the Next Generation of Hip Hop Dance Theatre Talent

Breakin’ Convention 2019, a specially curated international festival of hip hop dance theatre, brings together performers, artists, choreographers, DJs and educators from all over the world for four days of exceptional dance and music.

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Andrea Levy’s Small Island at the National Theatre

The National Theatre’s latest adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel, Small Island, offers a powerful and poignant exploration of identity, home and belonging.

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Reflections on the Policed Freedom of Caster Semenya

Born in South Africa’s province of Limpopo, Sanelisiwe Gantsho has always felt a special affinity with Olympic medallist Caster Semenya. Here Gantsho reflects on what the CAS ruling means for black female athletes, trans individuals and South Africa as a whole.

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It’s time for Athena SWAN to be intersectional at the departmental level.

Deploring the lack of diversity in academia, Dr Furaha Asani calls for greater accountability and reflection within STEMM departments through initiatives like the Athena SWAN award.

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Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under – a clever, murky retelling of the Oedipus myth

Daisy Johnson’s 2018 Man Booker-shortlisted novel, Everything Under, rewrites the Oedipus myth into a mother-daughter story set in an eerie, waterlogged world.

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In Conversation with Acclaimed Choreographer and Dancer, Joshua Nash – ‘I’m a Krump dancer who’s trying to break down boundaries within that style’

Shirley Ahura talks to acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Joshua Nash, about identity, Hip Hop theatre and making a case for Krump in its rawest form.

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Tracey Thorn’s Another Planet, A Teenager in Suburbia – A highly absorbing work of non-fiction

Tracey Thorn’s honest and highly absorbing work of creative non-fiction, Another Planet, brings together the teenage diaries of the Everything But The Girl singer before the musical success of the 90s.

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Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place and Surpassing Small Minds

Our contributor, Kuchenga Shenjé, offers a personal reflection on the importance of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place. Has Kincaid’s text aged well in a Caribbean wrestling with the baggage of colonial rule and its residual prejudice towards queer individuals?

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