Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

January 2017

Free-standing events

Though the earliest event added this time dates from 1381, recent times account for a far larger share of added events than usual. Earth-shaking matters have been added: Britain's vote, on 23 June 2016, to leave the European Union; the USA's vote, on 8 November 2016, not to elect its first female presidential candidate, but instead an unrepentant male sexist and know-nothing. Years and generations will no doubt prove the relevance of these decisions to women, to literature, and to literature by women. Oh, and the UK also got its second female Prime Minister, Theresa May.