Virginia Bergin at Waterstones Bristol

Virginia Bergin at Waterstones Bristol
  • Waterstones Bristol (Galleries), Waterstones, 11A Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD
    Waterstones Bristol (Galleries)
    Waterstones 11A Union Galleries Broadmead Bristol, BS1 3XD UNITED KINGDOM
  • 15/06/2017 19:30 - 15/06/2017 19:30

Who Runs the World? Book Launch Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, things are pretty much just as you would imagine a world run by women might be: war has ended; greed is not tolerated; the ecological needs of the planet are always put first. In two generations, the female population has grieved, pulled together and moved on, and life really is pretty good - if you're a girl. It's not so great if you're a boy, but fourteen-year- old River wouldn't know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were basically extinct. Virginia will encourage conversation and spark debate around gender, asking where we get our ideas about what it means to be female and male, and what kind of behavioural expectations come with those ideas. Virginia will also be asking her audience to think about what their future looks like - what kind of world would they like to live in? How would they make the world a better place?

Virginia Bergin learned to roller-skate with the children of eminent physicists. She grew up in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and went on to study psychology, but ruined her own career when, dabbling in fine art at Central Saint Martins, she rediscovered creative writing. Since then she has written poetry, short stories, film and TV scripts. She has also worked in online education, creating interactive courses for The Open University. She is teh author of apocalyptic YA thrillers The Rain and The Storm. " " " "She lives on a council estate in Bristol.