Professor of English and Cultural History Joe Moran is due to speak about his latest book on shyness at Liverpool’s WoWFest literary festival on Thursday May 24th.

Professor Moran’s social-cultural history Shrinking Violets charts shyness from antiquity to the present day and explores the different ways in which writers, scientists, artists and thinkers have tried to explain, ‘cure’ and occasionally celebrate it. The event also features activist writer and artist Hamja Ahsan, whose book Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics Of The Militant Introvert is a call to arms for the politically motivated introvert to quietly challenge extrovert-supremacist politics and twenty-first century assertiveness culture.

The event will take place at 6.30 pm at The Bluecoat. For tickets and further information see