The Butch Monologues

  • Wed 17 Nov 21

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Libro Levi Bridgeman & Julie McNamara

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Laurie James-Hawkins

Join the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship for an insightful seminar with Libro Levi Bridgeman & Julie McNamara.

Libro Levi Bridgeman is a European writer based in London. Libro Levi has written for the theatre and BBC Radio 4. They have a Ph.D. from UEA in Creative Writing where they were awarded the HSC Scholarship. Published short stories include: Gregory (Brand Magazine), Letter To My Future Lover (F, M and Other, Knight Errant Press). Libro Levi co-runs hotpencil press with Serge Nicholson, publications include: There Is No Word For It (2011), The Butch Monologues (2017), and Letter To My Little Queer Self (2021). Libro Levi is currently working on a novel. They teach Creative Writing in Guildhall Drama School and Imperial College and have taught in 5 UK prisons.

Julie (Mack) McNamara has been working with Libro Bridgeman for eight years shaping, editing and re-framing The Butch Monologues and directing the presentations of this collection in all its iterations since it was first developed with the Drakes. Mack is an award winning documentary, theatre maker and playwright, widely produced on national and international stages. Mack is the founder of Vital Xposure, a disability-led touring theatre company working with stories that expose the unpalatable truths of social injustice. Julie (Mack) McNamara also founded and co-directed the London Disability Film Festival alongside Caglar Kimyoncu (filmpro). Recent work includes White Pariahs: Quiet Rebels with Hassan Mahamdallie.

This trans awareness week presentation is “a powerful and often humorous collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire taken from interviews with butches, masculine women and transmen, living world-wide.” This seminar will include a film of a theatre performance of the Butch Monologues followed by a question and answer session with the writer and director.

This webinar is part of an open webinar series, hosted by CISC. To discover more please visit the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship and follow the Centre on Twitter.