This week on Radio DIVA: Author Angela Chadwick, writer Karen Cogan, and LGBTQ Arts' Amie Taylor
Plus! The latest in our New York series from The L Word's Betty 🌆
Clockwise from top left: Angela Chadwick, Karen Cogan, Rachel Shelley, and Betty.
This Tuesday evening, Rosie and Heather chat to author Angela Chadwick about her novel, XX, which imagines a future where women can have children without men.
Consider that for a moment, if you will.
Having already had a bunch of rave reviews including one from northern, indie review mag, The Skinny, who gave it five stars and called, "Chadwick’s true strength, the ability to distil the human experience and reproduce it in print.
This "topical, probing and quietly intense" debut is definitely one for this autumn's commute.
Also this week, roving reporter Rachel Shelley interviews writer and performer Karen Cogan about her play Drip Feed, currently on at London's Soho Theatre.
A dark comedy about the "messiness of being youngish, female and queer in Ireland", Cogan will be telling Rachel what we can expect from her newest play and more.
Oh, and the wonderful Amie Taylor, editor of The LGBTQ Arts Review, will review Drip Feed too.
Dy'know if a womxn writes a solo play;it's not her diary,like sometimes we just use our Big Brains & Skills as Writers to Make Stuff Up.This gendered assumption that womxn's work is a personal stream of consciousness that pours out without imagination or craft is enough now.— Karen Cogan (@KarenMCogan) September 13, 2018
The Radio DIVA team will also be chatting to Mitra Wicks of lez/bi events team, LEZ events.
The #BossBabes are hosting their shamelessly glitzy LEZ launch party this weekend at Libertine by Chinawhite, which will see international garage DJ and MC duo The Artful Dodger headlining alongside a host of female DJs including Sizzles, iAmTaM, Nichole Keri, 2 Traxx, and Ministry of Sound’s Skandi.
On top of all of that lovely stuff, the Radio DIVA team will have the latest update from our New York series, hosted by The L Word's Betty, and our lovely lesbro Jonathan Phang will be back reading this week's LGBTQ+ news, written by broadcast journalist, Sophia Endberg.
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