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Natalie Haynes in Online

Thursday 20th May

  • Venue Online
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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We are delighted to welcome the fabulous Natalie Haynes for a spectacular online event in celebration of the paperback publication of Pandora’s Jar.

To book places, preorder your signed copy of Pandora’s Jar here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use to complete your order, 24 hours before the event.

In Pandora’s Jar, Natalie addresses the imbalance of men and women in the Greek Myths that create our Western Culture. Throughout millennia, stories of gods and monsters are the mainstay of epic poetry and Greek tragedy, from Homer to Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, from the Trojan War to Jason and the Argonauts. And still, today, a wealth of novels, plays and films draw their inspiration from stories first told almost three thousand years ago. Yet, modern tellers of Greek myth have usually been men, and have routinely shown little interest in telling women’s stories. When they do, those women are often painted as monstrous, vengeful or just plain evil. However, Pandora – the first woman, who according to legend unleashed chaos upon the world, was not a villain and even Medea and Phaedra have more nuanced stories than retellings have told.