The session will be facilitated by Rochelle Roberts and Elodie Barnes. Participants include writers Kuchenga, Susanna Crossman, and Miriam Al Jamil.
Excerpts from Loy’s archive [fully digitised here]
Susanna Crossman is an award-winning Anglo-French fiction writer and essayist, published internationally in print and online. She has recent/upcoming work in Paris Review, MAI Journal, Neue Rundschau, (2019) S. Fischer, We’ll Never Have Paris, Repeater Books (2019), Trauma, DodoInk (2020) 3:AM Journal, Berfrois & more. Susanna regularly collaborates and runs international hybrid arts projects. She is co-author of the French roman L’Hôpital Le Dessous des cartes (LEK, 2015) and her debut novel Dark Island will be published by Delcourt (FR) in 2021.‘The Only Believers’ ‘The Only Believers’ Website Website
Kuchenga is a Black transsexual feminist whose work seeks to cleave souls open with truth and sincerity. She has been published in many online magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She chooses to live wherever her heart leads her. She is proud to be called a ‘lady of letters’ and a ‘woman of wanderlust’. She is currently writing a novel telling the tale of a young black trans girl from North London whose triumphant journey takes her down a path of sexual scandal, substance abuse and a mission to prove the Jamaican family legend that she is a descendant of Admiral Horatio Nelson. In the years to come she hopes to follow in the footsteps of Marie Daulne and Johny Pitts to see if she can become a true ‘Afropean’.‘Surpassing Small Minds’ ‘Surpassing Small Minds’ Website Website
Miriam Al Jamil has a B.Ed. in English and Education from Wolfson College, Cambridge, and MAs from The University of Kent, Canterbury, and King’s College, London. Her current research is on women’s engagement with Classical sculpture in the eighteenth century, on women travellers and Grand Tour material culture. Miriam has given many conference papers in the UK and recently in France. She is part of the Johnson Society, the Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837, and chairs the Burney Society UK. She has contributed a chapter to Antiquity and Enlightenment Culture, recently published by Brill. She is Fine Arts Review Editor for BSECS Criticks online and contributes reviews to a variety of academic journals and online platforms.
A collaborative side-bar poem
Experiments in typography [dada+beyond]