Challenging the Narrative

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


With the world heading deeper into dark times these writers are using their books to speak out. A double book launch and a subversive panel!

How can writing change the world? What we read can have an undeniable impact on whether we see light at the end of the tunnel, and what we imagine the other side will look like.

Helen Sedgwick and Jane Alexander star in a double book launch at Lighthouse Books - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop - and will be joined on a panel by Rachel Plummer and Jemma Neville.

The panel will discuss the different ways in which each book, which is hugely different, addresses the current politics of today, and what impact each writer hoped to make.
Period12 Mar 2020
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • fiction, science fiction, technology, power, political, virtual reality