23 Nov 2016, 17:30 - 19:30
The Writers Series - Autumn 2016
Women are always being told how to be sexy, but are rarely asked what actually turns them on. Wendy Jones wanted to find out so she interviewed twenty-four women from all walks of life including a burleseque dancer, a girl guide leader, a shop assistant, a ninety-four year old who remembers the sexual freedom of the WW1, a transsexual, a nun, a feminist into BDSM, a covered Muslim, a mother, a student, a polyamorist and a sexual healer. The women talked about their lives, bodies, sexual fantasies and relationships, about what they've learned, how they've been hurt, what they enjoy and what they long for.
Welcome to the extraordinary and ground-breaking new book by Wendy Jones, The Sex Lives of English Women, published summer 2016. Wendy, who grew up in 70s suburbia reading Mandy magazine, was the first person to gain an MA in Life Writing from the University of East Anglia and subsequently gained her PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths' College. Her books are published in many languages and include the bestselling Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl, a Biography of Grayson Perry, and several novels including The World is a Wedding. Her book of interviews Everybody Needs Money in Case They Don't Die: Intimate Conversations about Money was published in 2015. From 2007-2010 she was the presenter of Interesting Conversations, interviews with writers for the radio station, Resonance FM. Her next book is Men Talk Sex, published by Serpents' Tail in 2017.
Hosted by Bernardine Evaristo, Professor of Creative Writing, Brunel's Writers Series is your chance to meet authors, hear live readings and performances and ask your own questions.
Wine and nibbles included. Doors open at 5pm.
Free but limited spaces so please book in advance. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brunel-writers-series-the-sex-lives-of-english-women-tickets-27775707890