Una and Nicola Streeten at Norwich City of Literature Weekend


Join Myriad graphic novelists, Una and Nicola Streeten, at a special event during Norwich City of Literature Weekend, where they’ll be discussing how graphic novels are a powerful medium through which women can talk about their lives and address personal and painful issues.

Una’s graphic memoir, Becoming Unbecoming (Myriad 2015), an account of gender violence in the 1970s against a backdrop of the search for the Yorkshire Ripper, was described as a ‘wonderful, wonderful book’ on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Una describes it as: ‘Not a misery memoir. Miserable, yes, but hopeful too.’

Of her debut graphic memoir, Billy, Me & You, about the death of her young son, Nicola Streeten said ‘I wanted the laughing and the crying. Not a misery memoir, a book for people who’ve had shit thrown at them’.

The event will be part of The City of Literature Weekend in Norwich – a programme designed to leave you with a deeper understanding of pressing political, economic and social questions and an idea of how change might be possible. Throughout the weekend a live drawing performance, capturing key ideas, will take place in the Great Hall. On Saturday, this will be performed by fellow Myriad author Ian Williams (The Bad Doctor), whose weekly cartoon in the Guardian, Sick Notes, captures the trials and tribulations of working in the NHS.

Full programme here.