Emma and Emily Midorikawa will be hosting a writing event at City, University of London, where both teach on the Novel Studio programme. From the Something Rhymed blog: As long-term friends who’ve supported each other’s careers from the beginning, we know just how important building strong links with other writers can be. We’ll be joined by Something… Continue reading Upcoming Event: Writing Friendships at City, University of London
We’re looking forward to a full house tonight at New York University – London. If you haven’t already booked your free ticket, try emailing us at SomethingRhymed@gmail.com and we’ll let you know if there are any last-minute cancellations. Our panellists (Michael Caines of TLS, Harriett Gilbert of A Good Read, and award-winning writers Maggie Gee… Continue reading Something Rhymed Salon: Sold Out!
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We are delighted to announce that we have each been awarded a Grants for the Arts from Arts Council England. Part of this grant will fund a series of salons where writers and industry professionals will discuss the problem of gender inequality in the literary world, and come up with positive solutions.…
Those of you who follow SomethingRhymed.com will already have heard the good news that Aurum Press (UK) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA) are to publish A Secret Sisterhood. Jennifer Barr, commissioning editor at Aurum, said: “As a longstanding fan of the blog, I am thrilled to be publishing this book and bringing these exciting stories to light… Continue reading A Secret Sisterhood Acquired in the UK and USA
When we first launched Something Rhymed, a year ago now, concerned well-wishers expressed scepticism about whether we’d discover twelve pairs of historic female writer friends to profile each month over the course of 2014. Thanks to our close-knit community of readers from around the globe, the reverse has in fact been true. You’ve helped us… Continue reading A Year of Hidden Friendships
‘Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway’: This was the headline of the feature on female friendship that I co-wrote with Emily Midorikawa for the Independent on Sunday. Why would such a celebratory subject attract this kind of headline? We focused specifically on friendships between feminists, and we’ve come to think that perhaps intellectual, political, and… Continue reading Double-Page Spread in the Independent on Sunday
I hope your 2014 is off to a good start. I’m marking the New Year with the launch of a website, Something Rhymed. It is about famous female writing friendships, and it is a joint venture with my own close writer friend, Emily Midorikawa. Each month, we’ll be profiling a different pair of famous writer friends… Continue reading Launch of Something Rhymed