Jack Monroe

Award winning author, campaigner, chef, and columnist Jack Monroe burst into the public sphere after her blog A Girl Called Jack caught the attention of prolific food writer Xanthe Clay in 2013. Being tagged “Britain’s austerity celebrity” by The New York Times, Jack’s inventive and delicious recipes provided inspiration for budget Britain.

Since 2013 Jack has been a resident columnist at The Guardian. She has also since published two best-selling cook books, was the face of Sainsbury’s, has campaigned endlessly for poverty and hunger charities, fought for equal rights, begun a parliamentary campaign, and appeared on Question Time.

More recently, Jack Monroe’s profile has surged having publicly won a legal case against the Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins. Jack was awarded £24, 000 of damages, plus legal costs for a libel offence committed against Jack via Twitter.

As a single mum who identifies as non-binary transgender, Jack has become something of an idol for both the LGBTQ, and the feminist movements alike. Jack is also an advocate for left wing politics and begun her own campaign trail in 2017, having to step down due to health issues, and receiving death threats in the post.

Jack will be in conversation with award winning poet Sophie McKeand. She is currently the Youth Poet Laureate for Wales, and has interviewed many prolific public figures such as Viv Albertine, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, Jon Ronson, and Sir Andrew Motion.

Event Details

Event Date 18-07-2017 7:30 pm
Individual Price £11.50
Location
Town Hall
Castle St
Town Hall
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