Moderator: Zsuzsi Gartner
Youth under 30: $15.00
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The current American administration has sparked ongoing and contentious political debate about —among other things—gender roles and bodily autonomy. In light of so much turmoil, how are female writers defining themselves? Pulitzer Prize finalist and essayist Elif Batuman (The Idiot); creative powerhouse, graphic novelist, Wonder Woman writer and novelist G. Willow Wilson (The Bird King) and O Magazine-praised author Joanne Ramos (The Farm) dive into the themes, politics and events driving American women writers today. Bold and brilliant, these three authors offer keen perceptions on how we define ourselves in the face of contentious political divides.
Elif Batuman is presented thanks to the donors of the Hal Wake Legacy Fund.
About the moderator:
Zsuzsi Gartner is the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted Better Living through Plastic Explosives and the acclaimed story collection All the Anxious Girls on Earth. She is the editor of the award-winning anthology Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow and was the inaugural Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow for Cork, Ireland in 2016. Her novel, The Beguiling, will be published by Penguin Canada in 2020.