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Hagitude: Reimagining the Second Half of Life

by The Leeds Library


A talk by Sharon Blackie on her radical rewriting of the future for all women in their mid and elder years

For any woman over 50 who has ever asked ‘What now? How do I wish to age?’ comes a life-changing new book showing how your second half may be your most dynamic yet.

Rich with the combination of myth, landscape and eco-feminism that took her earlier work If Women Rose Rooted to cult status, Hagitude reclaims the mid-years as a liberating, alchemical moment – from which to shift into your chosen, authentic and fulfilling future. Drawing inspiration from mythic figures and archetypes ranging from the wise woman and the creatrix to the henwife and the trickster, as well as modern mentors, Sharon Blackie plots a liberating new path into elderhood.

Hagitude is a radical rewriting of the future for all women in their mid and elder years, its pages rich with possibility, the promise of adventure and influence, and an emphasis on a woman’s value and impact in the second half of life.

A note about accessibility – Unfortunately, our Grade II* listed building is not currently fully accessible. We have a stair lift from the ground floor foyer to the first floor but are unable to install a through-floor lift due to the building’s historic status. Please email us on enquiries@theleedslibrary.org.uk if you have any questions around access, and we will do everything that we can to accommodate you.

The Leeds Library is committed to making its building and collections accessible to everyone in our current capital building works project The Next Chapter Project. To find out more, please visit the website HERE.

Date and Time

Sun, February 26, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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