Leila Kassir (@leilakassir )

Leila Kassir

Bio Researching Lyons Corner Houses in novels @RHULEnglish + British, US, Caribbean & Latin Am Literature Librarian @SenateHouseLib + zines, fanzines, pamphlets etc
Location London, England
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Twitter Web App : Mary Frances Heaton was declared insane & incarcerated in an asylum for life after calling out a vicar who owed her money. She used embroidery to protest the injustices she suffered. This weekend, a blue plaque was unveiled in Wakefield to mark her life 👏

Twitter Web App : Song book from Three Acres & A Cow a performance of folk song & history about land rights & dissent. Includes songs about Peasants Revolt, the Diggers, poaching & a certain class...holding fortune great / yet they give us all a starving wage Folklore Thursday #FolkloreThursday #work

Twitter Web App : Interested in Londons #queer literature & history? Join us on 25th Jan for this session: Sarah Pyke will talk about queer Bloomsbury, Richard Espley about our Eric Dingwall & Alec Craig collections, & Argula & I will highlight some e-resources bit.ly/35yuJwV twitter.com/SenateHouseLib…

Twitter Web App : 📢Maxine Peake will be reading Night Cleaners Strike by Maggie Gee, online Feb 10th

📢Inspired by the life of May Hobbs who formed the Cleaners Action Group (CAG) in 1971 determined to improve the pay and working conditions of all cleaners


Twitter Web App : Today marks five years (as #ZiggyStardust sang) since #DavidBowie died. When asked what his idea of happiness was, he replied, reading, and compiled a list of 100 books that changed his life. Reacquaint yourself with the man and his extraordinary work.

Twitter Web App : Marvel of a #mla2021 panel on #smallpresses & particular lift of discovery in fab opening paper by
Dr. Alison Fraser on Erica Marx’s Hand & Flower Press (founded in 1941). Marx published work in pamphlet form by Muriel Spark, Charles Tomlinson, Edwin Morgan, Michael Hamburger...

Twitter Web App : Set among the beats and angries of bedsitter-land & the seedy world of...all-night cafes - enjoyable blurb from the Pan Books edition of Laura Del-Rivos 1961 novel the Furnished Room, published as a tie-in for the 1963 film version West 11 (recently shown on Talking Pictures TV )

Twitter Web App : 🌕 Look up tonight for the Full Cold Moon, also known as the Full Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule. Whatever you call it: enjoy. 🌕

Visit Skyscape to see a livestream of the skies above Stonehenge ➡️ bit.ly/37khajd

Twitter Web App : Remembering me mams favourite, the wonderful Jake Thackray, who died on Christmas Eve 2002 💔 I grew up listening to his music, with his face on our walls.

Jake Thackray by Tish Murtha © Ella Murtha, all rights reserved.

#tishmurtha #jakethackray