March is Women's History Month and I thought what better way for me, as a book blogger, to celebrate it than by creating an event all about Women in Literature?
Whether it is about women authors or stories about strong females, this event aims to prove that women have not only rightfully come into their own, but that they are kicking ass and taking names. No damsels in distress here.
So I am looking for guest posts/reviews for next month. There is a sign-up below if you are willing to participate (no, you don't have to be female to write a guest post!) So what might you be able to contribute?
- Book reviews (either new or even that you've written in the past) that cover the women's suffrage movement, the feminist movement, women who speak their minds or just women ahead of their time (examples: Queen Elizabeth I, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Jane Eyre, Nefertiti, Amelia Earhart, Moll Flanders, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, etc.)
- Guest posts/discussions about women authors who have made a name for themselves and for great female characters (Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, etc.).
- List your favorite heroines in literature and why you feel they made such an impact on you.
- Write about how a woman author or a female character inspired you in real life. Did Elizabeth Bennet inspire you to hold true to your convictions? Did Hermione Granger make you unashamed to be bookish? Did the Bronte sisters convince you to give writing a book a go?
- Think of another idea that you believe will fit the event? Let me know!
Rules for participation are way easy:
- Create a post or add the event button to your sidebar on your own blog that lets everyone know about the event and that links back here to your guest post (or you can include others' posts, too, of course!)
- Be sure to leave a comment or two on others' guest posts.
- Above all, have fun writing your posts and enjoy the event!