In conversation with Emily Itami: The Female Protagonist

Saturday 24 September 2022

Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2022

Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2022

In conversation with Emily Itami: The Female Protagonist. Part of the Bronte Festival of Women's Writing.

How do you write a protagonist who doesn’t conform to expected narratives? Join host Kirran Shah as she talks to author Emily Itami about her novel ‘Fault Lines’. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2021, we’ll delve into how Emily’s debut novel approaches the female protagonist.

Emily’s novel explores the life and love of housewife Mizuki in contemporary Tokyo. Emily will share how she has written a protagonist who doesn’t conform to expected narratives, and discuss the writer and readers love for forbidden romance in fiction.

Emily Itami grew up in Tokyo before moving to London, where she now lives with her young family. She has been published widely as a freelance journalist and travel writer. Emily is interested in creating protagonists who subvert the traditional narrative.

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This event takes place 11:20 am - 12:20 pm on Saturday 24 September at West Lane Baptist Church. This event costs £8/£6* concessions, and is a Hybrid Event.

If you're planning on attending in Haworth, please select the 'In person ticket'. You will be sent details on when and where to arrive.


If you're planning on joining online, please select the 'Online hybrid ticket'. We will be sending out the online resources to you. This will included a link to watch a live stream of the event at 11:20-12:20 on the day.

This event is part of the Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing. The Brontë Sisters were bold, daring and wrote stories that surprised the world. This year’s festival celebrates female writers and artists who create work which pushes boundaries.  From poetry workshops and Q&A’s to live music and more, we’re thrilled to present a festival that welcomes exciting female voices from across the country.

What’s more, this year’s  festival is hybrid, which  means you can join us in person in Haworth or online from wherever in the world you are.  

There's so much to see- why not join us for all our festival events and make a weekend of it?

Purchase an In Person Weekend Ticket for £55- includes free admission to the museum.

Joining from home? Purchase an Online Weekend Ticket for £40.
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