We are delighted to welcome classicist, author, former stand-up comedian and broadcaster Natalie Haynes to Shrewsbury High School on Friday 17th March from 2.15pm to 4.00pm. Natalie is best known for her retelling of ancient myths, and will be talking about her latest book ‘Stone Blind’ all about the life of Medusa.
This event is open to the public and recommended for ages 14+.
Tickets are FREE for SHS pupils, £8 for adults, £5 for all other students and can be purchased from the school office, or from Eventbrite.
Natalie has spoken on the modern relevance of the classical world on three continents, from Cambridge to Chicago to Auckland.
She writes for the Guardian. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4: eight series of her show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, have been broadcast on Radio 4: all series are available now on BBC Sounds. She will make series 9 in 2023.
Her first novel, The Amber Fury, was published to great acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, as was The Ancient Guide to Modern Life, her previous book. Her second novel, The Children of Jocasta, was published in 2017. Her retelling of the Trojan War, A Thousand Ships, was published in 2019. It was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2020. It has been translated into multiple languages. Her most recent non-fiction book, Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myth was published in Oct 2020, and reached number 2 in the New York Times Bestseller chart. Her novel about Medusa, Stone Blind, was published in Sep 2022 loved by many, including literary greats, Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman.
For further information about the event or ticket sales, please email our Head of Outreach Gemma Parish at firstname.lastname@example.org