“As I Stood Folding Laundry: Women’s Writing Now”

“Perhaps we simply haven’t learned how to read what a woman writes.”

Friday afternoon, while Jonathan Safran Foer led a graduate workshop upstairs, the literary women of VIDA filled the first floor parlor of NYU’s Lillian Vernon House on West 10th Street. Over forty women listened to the eight VIDA board members, poets and memoirists and fiction writers and professors, toss around the big (often undiscussed) questions surrounding the female writer’s place in the house of modern letters, which often feels (or is, statistically speaking) dominated by straight white men.

http://electricliterature.com/blog/2010/10/03/women-in-lit-speak-up-at-nyu/

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October 3, 2010. Uncategorized.

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