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A Short History of Queer Women – with Kirsty Loehr

October 10, 2023 @ 18:30 21:00

As part of the 2023 Farsley Literature Festival, hear author Kirsty Loehr in conversation about her hilarious and informative book, A Short History of Queer Women.

Dispensing with the patriarchal “drivel”, this is a little book that packs a big punch against centuries of outrageous straightwashing. The book that reinserts queer women such as Virginia Woolf, Anne Frank, and Lorraine Hansberry, back into history.

No, they weren’t ‘just friends’! Queer women have been written out of history since, well, forever. ‘But historians famously care about women!’, said no one. From Anne Bonny and Mary Read who sailed the seas together disguised as pirates, to US football captain Megan Rapinoe declaring ‘You can’t win a championship without gays on your team’, via countless literary salons and tuxedos, 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 loves women, football, history and comedy—but not necessarily in that order. She currently lives in Brighton with her son AND SHE IS SINGLE.

This event is part of 2023 Farsley Literature Festival.

95 Town Street
Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX
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