Charlotte Higgins

Greek Myths

County Buildings
In person & Online event
Sun 3 Oct
11:30 UK
Free, ticketed

This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.

From an award-winning writer comes this vividly imagined, female-centric interpretation of some of the most enduring stories of all time, with female characters taking centre stage. Here are myths of the creation, of Heracles and Theseus, and  the Trojan war. There are stories of love and desire, adventure and magic, destructive gods, helpless humans, fantastical creatures, and resourceful witches. This is a world of extremes, resonating deeply with our own: mysterious diseases devastate cities; environmental disasters tear lives apart; women habitually suffer violence at the hands of men.

About the author: Charlotte Higgins is The Guardian's chief culture writer and a member of its editorial board. She has published four books, including Latin Love Lessons, It's All Greek To Me, and Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths which was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

Greek Myths is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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