PEN Out Loud: Reclaiming Our Time
Monday December 11: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
This December, join PEN America in partnership with the Strand Book Store as we present a feminist retrospective of the year.
This event will feature Carmen Maria Machado, whose debut short story collection Her Body and Other Parties is a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award and Kirkus Prize; Min Jin Lee, whose historical novel Pachinko is also a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award, Morgan Jerkins, whose highly anticipated essay collection, This Will be My Undoing, is forthcoming in January 2018 and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, co-editor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America, and moderator for the discussion.
All four authors have unique and powerful perspectives on women’s experiences today. Machado has a distinct way of weaving the strange and otherworldly into fictional landscapes that delve into women’s inner lives, Lee turns the clock back to analyze the effects of social pressures on women in 20th century East Asia, Samhita's prior and continued work in the vein of feminist writing continues to have a broad influence on myriad online and printed media outlets, and Jerkins is known for her incisively honest essays detailing the Black woman’s lived experience in America today.
We will reflect on women’s roles at the forefront of the resistance, looking back at where we’ve been, and discussing the ways we can stand together to face what is to come.
PEN Out Loud is a partnership between Strand Book Store & PEN America. Ticketed guests may receive emails and updates from both organizations.