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Rapture, Grief, Beauty: Terry Tempest Williams introducing Erosion

“Terry Tempest Williams is our great activist laureate. Working out of the lineage of Dickinson, O’Keeffe, D. H. Lawrence, and, later, Abbey and Peacock, she is nonetheless singular and extraordinarily original. She is rooted as juniper…
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Candace Bushnell Discussing Is There Still Sex in the City?

Remember Sex and the City? The author of that seminal work, Candace Bushnell, is back two decades later with a new book, Is There Still Sex in the City? — for women 50+. Put on a great pair of shoes and come on out. Join Women Lit at The Commonwealth…
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Girls’ Saturday Night Out: An Evening with Jennifer Weiner

Women Lit has a fun treat in store for you at the high point of summer! On Saturday night, June 22 in Berkeley, we’re bringing you Girls’ Saturday Night Out: An Evening with Jennifer Weiner, who will discuss her new novel, Mrs. Everything.…
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A Conversation with Eve Ensler Discussing The Apology

Like millions of women, Eve Ensler—author of The Vagina Monologues, one of the most influential works of the twentieth century—has been waiting much of her life for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father as a girl, Eve…
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Rachel Cusk in Conversation with Brooke Warner

This Sunday, one of today’s most dazzling fiction writers is coming to Women Lit. Rachel Cusk is a “stark, modern, adamantine new skyscraper on the literary horizon,” writes The New York Times, which also states that Cusk “has that ability,…
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An Evening with Gloria Steinem: More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

Women Lit is one year old! To celebrate our first birthday, we are bringing feminist icon Gloria Steinem to The Castro Theatre on February 21 to discuss the third edition of her seminal work Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions. Steinem will…

Special Event! Robert Scheer Documentary: “Above the Fold”

"Robert Scheer: Above the Fold" profiles the renowned journalist whose six-decade career spans Ramparts magazine, the legendary San Francisco muckraker; the Los Angeles Times, where he wrote a nationally syndicated column; and Truthdig, the…
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Poetry For The People

Get fired up and inspired at this special performance featuring current and former students of June Jordan’s Poetry For The People program at UC Berkeley. Founded by the late June Jordan in 1991, Poetry For The People (P4P) is an arts and…
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A Conversation with Literary Legend Ann Beattie

Known for casting a gimlet eye on her generation's ambivalence and ambition, celebrated American novelist and short story writer Ann Beattie returns with her twenty-first book. "A Wonderful Stroke of Luck" explores the complicated relationship…
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Ache, Rage, Rise: Portraits of Race and Gender in Short Fiction

Come hear three rising literary stars! From a house party in Brooklyn, to the mountains of southern Colorado, to the rapidly changing streets of the nation's capital, these story collections travel the full trajectory and vibrate with vivid…