Feminism and Libraries: Knowledge is Our Superpower @ The Feminist Library
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm

I’m happy to be part of this event, celebrating libraries, comics and women’s roles in both! There will be a comics drawing workshop with a bunch of awesome cartoonists, comics and magazines to buy, talks, discussions and socialising. If you bring your artwork along as suggested, feel free to ask me for feedback and advice. I will also be selling some of my indie comics and have free comics to give away!

The text below has been nabbed directly from the Facebook event.

The Feminist Library celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015. Everyone is welcome to join us for the first of a series of commemorative salons.

3.30pm to 6pm: Drop in comic drawing workshop (more info on the workshop below). Please note this event can be attended independently.

6.30pm: Welcome and inauguration of the Feminist Library’s 40th Anniversary Salon Programme

6.40-7pm: Professor Will Brooker (Kingston University), one of the authors of My So-Called Secret Identity, will be discussing the original supercool librarian, Batgirl, libraries, feminism and super heroines

7pm: Discussion: Does feminism need a library?

8pm to 9.30pm: Social and book/artwork signing. A chance to speak to the discussion participants, library volunteers, meet the artists and get your copy of My So-Called Secret Identity signed.

This event will also celebrate the Feminist Library having a fully searchable online catalogue.

Discussion participants include:

The Radical Librarians Collective (

Professor Will Brooker

Claire L. Hayward, PhD Student at Kingston University

Members of the Feminist Library’s Collections Team

More to be confirmed.

Comic drawing workshop materials will be provided by the library but please feel free to bring your own artwork and materials

The following fab artists will be at the drop in comic drawing workshop to help you hone your skills:

Sally Jane Thompson (

Rachael Smith (

Laura Callaghan

Karen Rubins

Samantha and Sofia from Geeked Magazine ( will also be running a stall at the event in which they will be selling really cool stuff and artwork by the artists, not to mention copies of My So-Called Secret Identity.

***The fabulous image for our first 40th anniversary salon is by the artist Suze Shore ( and, one of the authors of My So-called Secrety Identity alongside Prof Will Brooker and Dr Sarah Zaidan ( Suze kindly donated the image to the Feminist Library to commemorate this event.***