Victoria MacKenzie in conversation about her novel 'For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain' | Norwich | 11th May | SOLD OUT

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE
Thursday 11th May 6.30pm
Please note this event is now sold out

Join authors Victoria MacKenzie and Sally-Anne Lomas as they bring to life the stories and legacies of two of Norfolk’s most famous women: Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe.

Victoria MacKenzie’s debut novel, For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain, is written in the voice of Julian of Norwich, legendary anchoress and widely held as the first woman to write a book in the English language. The novel re-imagines the relationship between Julian and fellow Christian mystic Margery Kempe of King’s Lynn, thought to have written the first ever autobiography by a woman in English.

Victoria will be in conversation with Sally-Anne, whose 2016 BBC documentary The Search for the Lost Manuscript, tells the story of how Julian’s manuscript was hidden for centuries. They will discuss women’s voices in historical fiction, the tradition of spiritual writing and much more.

Drinks  available for sale.
Running for approx. 70 minutes plus book signing afterwards.

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