This week on Radio DIVA: Julie McNamara, Sally Nicholls and Carrie Lyell

Plus performer, historian and author Naomi Paxton, literary agent Jo Bell and Rachel Shelley!


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Clockwise from top left: Sally Nicholls, Julie McNamara, Heather Peace and Carrie Lyell.

 

This week on Radio DIVA, presenters Rosie Wilby and Heather Peace chat to Julie McNamara, director of The Butch Monologues, a powerful and often humorous collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability, and desire.

 

“I’m delighted to be invited to the party on Radio Diva tomorrow night!” Julie told DIVA this afternoon.

 

We also have award-winning author Sally Nicholls who'll be talking about bringing the story of the suffragettes to a young adult audience in her book Things A Bright Girl Can Do, ​in a live literature walk with performer, historian and author Naomi Paxton​.

 

Paxton, of Parliament's Vote 100 project, said: "It's great to share this story with new audiences, and to write about the young and queer women involved in the suffrage movement."

 

Plus, we quiz literary agent Jo Bell about writing and pitching tips for budding authors ahead of the DIVA Literary Festival, and DIVA editor Carrie Lyell gives us the lowdown on the brand new issue. And of course, we'll have our roving reporter Rachel Shelley who’ll be quizzing listeners on their fave lesbian films, and professional lesbro Jonathan Phang with the latest LGBT headlines from Out News Global.

 

Can’t wait until then? Why not check out our new #SongOfTheWeek chosen by Heather Peace below.

 

 

Make sure you tune in for what's going to be another fantastic show!

 

 

You can listen live to Radio DIVA at 6.30pm every Tuesday (on Resonance 104.4FM and DAB in London and online at player.resonancefm.com) or catch up anytime at mixcloud.com/resonance.

 

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