Book Tickets

Writing Motherhood

Swindon Festival of Literature

Swindon Arts Centre

Tue 5 May

Writing Motherhood

WRITING MOTHERHOOD – with Carolyn Jess-Cooke, C L Taylor, and Rowan Coleman. Introduced by Janice Booth.

Presented in association with Mum’s the Word Writing Group.

‘There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.’

Does this statement hold true for you, or any mother-writer? How does motherhood affect a writer’s work? Can creativity survive an extended period of sleep deprivation? What impact do babies and children have on what mothers write? Three women writers seek to answer these questions.

Carolyn Jess-Cooke is a poet and novelist who is published in 22 languages. Her latest novel, The Boy who could see Demons, is being made into a film.

C L Taylor is a writer whose psych suspense novel The Accident was a bestseller. Her new novel is Last Girl Standing.

Rowan Coleman is a prize-winning novelist. Her books include The Accidental Mother and The Baby Group. Rowan has four children and is often quite tired.

Note: Mum’s the Word is a Swindon-based writing group that meets monthly and provides an opportunity for multi-tasking mothers to read, write, and share ideas and stories. Further details from or or 01793 771080

BOOK BOTH: If you would also like to book for the performance of Waltzing with Frances and Martine this evening, save £1 from each full price ticket purchase by calling Ticket Office on 01793 524481 and asking about the Book Both offer.

Tickets: £7.00
Concessions: £6.00

There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.