Some Favorite Writers: Literature & Gender

Some Favorite Writers: Literature & Gender

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

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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. 


Location: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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.

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