Event

Women’s Prize Virtual Shortlist Festival 2022

Virtual Shortlist Festival

Event details

Wednesday 25th May 2022

Zoom event

Would you like to be one of the very first to meet the authors shortlisted for the 2022 Women’s Prize? We’re kicking off the shortlist party in style with three nights of exciting live virtual events – and we’re inviting you to join in the celebration!

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Hosted by bestselling author and Women’s Prize Co-Founder Director Kate Mosse, each evening you’ll get to hear our six inspiring shortlisted authors delve into their writing journeys and get the chance to put your burning questions to them live. 

And as if the occasion needed any more glamour, each shortlisted book has been paired with a world-class actor, who will perform an exclusive reading. Previous years have included incredible performances from actors including Kim Cattrall, Zawe Ashton, Hayley Atwell and many more.

So gather your book-loving friends, stock up on snacks and settle in for three nights of inspiring book chat alongside readers from around the world… 

‘Wonderful events, inspirational women . . . Can we do this again next year, Women’s Prize?’ – 2021 virtual festival attendee

You can either buy a single night ticket for £10, or get access to all three nights for £25.

Monday 23rd May 2022, 7.00pm BST: Shortlisted author 1 + Shortlisted author 2, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from well-known actors TBC

Tuesday 24th May 2022, 7.00pm BST: Shortlisted author 1 + Shortlisted author 2, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from well-known actors TBC

Wednesday 25th May 2022, 7.00pm BST: Shortlisted author 1 + Shortlisted author 2, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from well-known actors TBC

You can buy a £25 ticket pass for all three events, and you can add a copy of our Women’s Prize Journal, which celebrates 25 years of the Prize, to your purchase.

Please consider adding a donation to the Women’s Prize Trust to your ticket. This will help us to develop a global community of women writers and readers, reducing social isolation and enhancing mental health and wellbeing. The Women’s Prize Trust is a registered charity (1181253).

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