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I Wrote That! Author Talk: Gina Barreca

November 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20 – $39

These 75 flash nonfiction pieces, written by internationally celebrated women authors and dazzlingly hilarious newcomers provide a feast of insights, generously garnished with wit, spice and an exhilarating attention to craft.

Fast Funny Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction Edited by Gina Barreca sweeps us into arms of provocative, smart, funny, and brave women whose stories about what got them through life’s toughest times leave us delighted, consoled, and inspired. Perfect for students of writing, writers of humor, and all readers who welcome laughter, insight, and perspective into their lives.

Writers you know by heart — Pulitzer-Prize winner Jane Smiley, NYT bestselling novelists Marge Piercy, Caroline Leavitt and Susan Shapiro, NPR’s own Maureen Corrigan, award-winning poets Phillis Levin and Dawn Lundy Martin, renowned comics Leighann Lord and Maria DeCotis — alongside other familiar and emerging authors sing of strength, passion, wit, rage, loyalty, talent, and love. You’ll learn how a fierce woman, whatever world she comes from and whatever age she happens to be, uses creativity, wit, compassion, and generosity to draw herself up and draw her community together. 

Hailed as “smart and funny” by People, Gina Barreca was also deemed a “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine, and her pieces for Psychology Today have received over 8.5 million views. Gina, who is the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at UCONN as well as winner of its highest award for excellence in teaching, has written articles for The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Independent of London, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Harvard Business Review, Cosmopolitan, and pretty much everywhere else. Her ten books include Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League and the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted. You can find her in the Library of Congress or in the makeup aisle at Walgreens.

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November 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $39
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