Sherry Ashworth

Sherry Ashworth has written many novels for both adults and teenagers, and is now a Visiting Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Writing School, and also Writer-in-Residence at the Portico Library, Manchester.  She will be talking about how she made the move from teaching English to producing novels, and some of the women that have inspired her. She will focus on one in particular, the redoubtable Enriqueta Rylands, who was the force behind the setting up of the John Rylands Library in Manchester, and the first woman to be given the freedom of the City of Manchester.

Part of the First Ladies Exhibition

We are also looking to hear from you about your first ladies. Get in touch and nominate the lady in your life that has inspired you, or that you simply adore! All you have to do is tweet us using #AtkFirstLadies and tell us who you are nominating. We will randomly pick 5 people and their guests that tweet us to join us at the special preview on 2 June.

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