Mary Collier: Petersfield Washerwoman turned Published Poet

19th December, 2019 - 19th December, 2019

Members: £4.00
Non-members: £5.00


Members: £4.00
Non-members: £5.00

Start and end times
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Mary Collier, who worked as a washerwoman in Petersfield the early 18th century, is considered the first labouring-class woman poet in England. She has also been named among the ‘First Feminists’ for advocating women’s equality in her writing. This talk will look at Collier’s ‘The Woman’s Labour’, and ask the question: without money or influence, how was she able to write and have published such a remarkable poem?

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Date Tickets Venue Starts Book
Thu 19th Dec
From £4.00
Petersfield Community Centre (Love Lane)
7:00pm Register