12 February 2024, 19:00

Join Art/Work Association’s next session on Monday 12th February at 7pm for ‘Marginalised Histories, Radical Methods: In Conversation with Juliet Jacques’

In this event, writer and filmmaker Juliet Jacques will discuss the unorthodox methods required to write radical histories of the marginalised, and the role of creative writing in connecting audiences with the past. ⁠Drawing on the life of Eleanor Rykener, a trans sex worker in 14th Century England, the discussion will reflect on the ethics of representing a marginalised person, and how this can either contribute to or obstruct the liberation of trans people today.⁠

​​This event has been organised by writer and A/WA member Tomara Garrod. The session is free to attend and will be held on Zoom. Please register by emailing info (at) artworkassociation.org. Registered attendees will receive the link 10 minutes in advance of the discussion.

Juliet Jacques (b. 1981) is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has published six books, including Trans: A Memoir (2015), Variations (2021) and Monaco (2023). Her fiction, journalism and essays have appeared in numerous publications, and her short films have screened across the world. She teaches at the Royal College of Art and co-hosts Novara FM.

Tomara Garrod is a non-binary writer, performer and facilitator from South London. They have produced work for the stage and the page, across poetry, music, theatre, and prose.  In 2023, they published their debut novel, The Undying Author (Second Spine Press), a story about erasure, authority, and trans history. Tomara is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Queer History, where they are developing their work on intimate histories and the life of Eleanor Rykener.