Countdown to Bristol Women's Literature Festival

A new festival is aiming to celebrate women writers

Which women writers should be on everyone's reading list? Which great women have been missed out of the canon? Do contemporary writers still need women-only prizes?

These are some of the questions set to be answered by the Bristol Women's Literature Festival, which takes place from 16th-17th March.
According to the organisers, the festival was set up to celebrate the diversity and creativity of women writers, to counter the male dominance of literature and cultural festival line-ups and to promote women's writing and literary history.

On the line-up are Stella Duffy and Helen Dunmore, TV screenwriter Emilia di Girolamo and a look at the history of women's writing, titled "Bluestockings and Muses". To book tickets go here.

Which women writers do you think should be celebrated?