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Location : WCML

Start date : 9th March 2013

End date : 9th March 2013

The Library will celebrate International Women's Day with an event exploring how outsiders are treated by society. The speakers will be Livi Michael and Ruth Eversley.

Livi Michael will discuss her recent novel Malkin Child which tells the story of the Pendle Witches Trial of 1612 from the perspective of a young child, Jennet Device. Livi lives in Oldham and is the author of many novels for adults and young people, often set in the Manchester area. She also teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Ruth Eversley, who is a volunteer with Oldham Unity, will discuss the work of the project in supporting destitute asylum seekers by providing them with food and support.

The event will be chaired by Bernadette Hyland .

The event starts at 2pm, is free and is open to all.

This event is part of  Wonder Women: Radical Manchester, inspired by a shock moment in April 1913 when three ordinary Edwardian women surprised guards at Manchester Art Gallery, smashing glass and causing a commotion in the fight for universal suffrage. Exactly 100 years later artists and organisations have come together in a short season of events, 3 March - 4 April, to reflect on its impact.  Find out more at