Some Favorite Writers: Literature & Gender

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Women read more fiction than men. Women write more fiction than men. But are women fairly represented in modern literary criticism and the publishing world? Carmen Giménez Smith of VIDA – an organization working to increase critical attention to contemporary women’s writing and gender inequality in literary culture – will lead a discussion with four of the most influential women writers in the country: Elaine Blair, Ruth FranklinMichelle Huneven, and Mona Simpson

Some Favorite Writers

This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, the author of Casebook, My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson. 

This series is supported, in part, by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.