Witchful Thinking with Zoë Howe

Thurs 12th May, 7pm
Smithdown Social
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Zoë Howe

Join us for a magical evening with Zoë Howe, focusing on her latest book release ‘Witchful Thinking: The Wise Woman’s Handbook for Creating a Charmed Life’. With a special performance from the Liverpool singer-songwriter SheBeat.

From stirring your tea to smashing the patriarchy, Witchful Thinking helps you create a charmed life full of magic and inspiration. Featuring spiritual advice and fun, creative techniques for developing that all-important magical mindset, this empowering book takes you on a journey into witchcraft, feminism, and vibrant health. Zoë Howe draws upon the age-old archetype of the ‘cunning woman’ as a guide to connect you to the energies of nature and reveal your inner wise one. Designed for women of all identities, this book warmly encourages you to create your own magic, embrace your body type, and start your personal revolution. Explore the foundational topics of magic, from pentagram power and lunar lore to chakras, crystals, and divination. Enjoy witchy tips from Zoë and a variety of contributors, including Madame Pamita, Lina Yael Schiller, and Laura Keeble. A little witchful thinking is all you need to enchant your life.

Author, visual artist and sometime musician Zoë Howe has produced acclaimed biographies of The Slits, Poly Styrene, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Wilko Johnson, Stevie Nicks, Florence + The Machine, Lee Brilleaux and others. Zoë was part of the founding team behind the award-winning documentary Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, and she has made radio programmes for Absolute Radio, Resonance FM and Soho Radio amongst others; she currently presents the Rock ’n’ Roll Witch show on Soho Radio. Musically, Zoë has worked with Viv Albertine, Helen McCookerybook, Steve Beresford, Mick Jones & others. Zoë is a Royal Literary Fund writing Fellow at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, and her debut novel Shine On, Marquee Moon was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize for Fiction in 2016. Her next book Witchful Thinking (a handbook for the modern Wise Woman) was published by Llewellyn in 2022.

SheBeat is a singer-songwriter from Liverpool living in Leith, Scotland. Alternative indie folk pop, with art pop and dream pop thrown in for good measure. Gentle vocals, storytelling lyrics and acoustic melodies with influences from pop, psych, indie, americana, folk, country and easy listening. Fans say SheBeat sounds unique with flavours of Mazzy Star, Camera Obscura, PJ Harvey and Norah Jones. AS HEARD ON playlists by Badly Drawn Boy, Robert Carlyle, Creative Scotland, Scottish Alternative Music Awards, Scots Whay Hae! & Zoe Howe for Soho Radio.

 

Date: Thursday 12th May

Time: 7pm

Location: Smithdown Social Arts Hub, 455 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 3JL

Price: £5/£3

These are difficult times. Concession prices may be too expensive for some. We are offering gifted and reduced rate tickets, and a pay it forward scheme. Email info@writingonthewall.org.uk and we will do our best to gift you a ticket.

All venues will be fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact info@writingonthewall.org.uk to request a BSL interpreter at any of our events.

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