What is ‘Female’?
Theresia Enzensberger’s novel Blueprint is set in the Weimar Republic during a fleeting period of liberation and expression. It tells the story of a young woman struggling to reconcile ideas of love and feminism amidst the intrigue of the Bauhaus architecture school. Shelley Wood’s The Quintland Sisters is told from the perspective of a young midwife and relates the heartbreaking true story of the world’s first surviving quintuplets, who were taken away from their parents by the government after birth. Both Enzensberger and Wood challenge our expectations and conceptions of women. Join these two writers for an insightful conversation on modern feminism and its redefinition.
Shelley Wood’s short stories have appeared in a range of Canadian and international journals and have won her the Frank McCourt prize for Creative Nonfiction, Freefall Magazine’s fiction prize, and Causeway Lit’s award for creative nonfiction.
Theresia Enzensberger was born in Munich in 1986 and lives in Berlin.