Friday, April 27, 2012

May 12: Celebrating Women Writers and Artists

Please join us for the last Women's Studies Seminar of the 2011-12 season, "Celebrating Women Writers and Artists," featuring the following presentations:
“In the Fullness of Life:  Meditations on Writing”

Helena María Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories, Under the Feet of Jesus, and most recently, Their Dogs Came with Them, a novel focusing on the dispossessed, the working poor, the homeless, and the undocumented of East Los Angeles, where she grew up.  She is former co-coordinator of the Los Angeles Latino Writers Association and is Professor of Creative Writing at Cornell University.

Corey Madden
“That Bitch Corey Madden”

Corey Madden is a writer and director and founding artistic director of L’Atelier Arts, an organization that creates live cross-disciplinary works in partnership with theatres, universities, performing arts centers, museums and festivals around the world. She served as Associate Artistic Director of The Mark Taper Forum for over 20 years.

Janice Rhosahalle Littlejohn
“…but can she play?”

Janice Rhosahalle Littlejohn is a radio, television, print and new media journalist and the director and producer of the documentary film, …but can she play?, which profiles women sax and brass players whose work challenges gender biases in contemporary jazz and is influencing its transformation.  The film is currently in production.

Registration:  9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Program:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch:  12:00 p.m.

You are invited to bring lunch and join the speakers on the patio following the seminar.  Seminar attendees receive complimentary admission to garden and museum.