Find Your Voice
The 6 February 2018 marked 100 years since the Representation of the People Act was passed in Britain, giving (some) women the right to vote. This exhibition of local, national and international crime fiction writers came out of a desire to celebrate the ‘Women’s 100’ and acknowledge the importance of ‘one voice, one vote’.
Crime fiction has become one of the most popular contemporary reads, with its ability not only to take us on a helter-skelter journey of murder and mayhem, but also to examine many of the issues that trouble us in today’s world, showing us injustices, social concerns and terrible things human beings are capable of doing to each other. The authors appearing in this exhibition are excellent examples of just how vital writing like this can be when it comes to making women’s voices heard on such matters.
The images gathered here are the result of local photographer Donna-Lisa Healy’s collaboration with Dr Jacky Collins and Newcastle’s Literary and Philosophical Society during the celebration of the Newcastle Noir International Crime Fiction Festival.
The exhibition will be launched on 1st Nov (7.30-10pm). This event is FREE of charge. A selection of books by the authors depicted here will be available to purchase at the launch.