Super pumped about this event I’m doing this April, which feels like a minute away but I need SPRING to look forward to. Reading from books gets boring sometimes, so I’m excited to be part of a ‘discussion’. Mark your google calendars.
BAD WOMEN: A discussion about women, character, and likeability
The Strand, 828 Broadway at 12th Street
April 21st, 2016, 7PM
Chloe Caldwell (author of Legs Get Led Astray, Women, and I’ll Tell You In Person)
Anna North (author of The Life and Death of Sophie Stark)
Emily Schultz (author of The Blondes and creator of Spending the Stephen King Money)
Jenny Zhang (author of Dear Jenny We Are All Find and a forthcoming novel)
Moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald (Books editor, Buzzfeed)
In 2013 actress Anna Gunn wrote in the New York Times about the mass online anger directed at the character she played on Breaking Bad. She had realized “most people’s hatred of Skyler White had little to do with me and a lot to do with their own perception of women and wives.” This panel of novelists and essayists will talk about the onus of likeability placed on women and whether women are allowed to be flawed, in fiction and life. Presented by Buzzfeed Books and Joyland Magazine.
I’ll be happy to see Isaac. Here’s a pic of us in Chicago, Feb 2012. I look young af. Only now seeing the poster for the movie and book BEING FLYNN is behind us.
Posting about this Sunday’s reading again, just because Horam Kim made us such sweet flyers!