Women have written about war at the time and in retrospect; they have been journalists, kept diaries and written committee minutes. For some writing was an escape from the restrictions and limitations of their everyday lives. Others wrote letters to their family or friends from whom they were separated and it became part of their war effort boosting the morale of the armed forces. This conference on Remembering and Writing Women’s Wartime Lives will explore all aspects of women’s writing and potential topics may include, but are not restricted to:
- Life writing, autobiographies and memoirs; of war and conflict
- Women’s wartime diaries
- Poetry and fiction by or about women and war
- Journalists and war reporters
- Letter writing and troop morale
Coffee and registration from 10:15 in morning, conference will finish at 3:45. Conference Fee £15, £10:00 for concessions to include lunch and coffee. Provisional inquires to Dr Janis Lomas.
This conference is organised by: The Midlands Region of the Women’s History Network, The National Memorial Arboretum and The University of Worcester.