Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: Film and Conversation

Saturday, May 4 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Literary
  • Women/Gender

Arwen Curry, Annalee Newitz, Kim Stanley Robinson, David Streitfeld, moderated by Charlie Jane Anders

“Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words,” said Ursula K. Le Guin in her courageous speech upon receiving the 2014 American National Book Foundation Medal. (She called for literary freedom and condemned unbridled capitalism.) Le Guin’s impact on literature can hardly be overstated. Our tribute to Le Guin, who died last year at 88, will start by screening the recent documentary about her life, “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin.” A conversation will follow with Arwen Curry, the filmmaker; Annalee Newitz, journalist and author most recently of the novel “Autonomous”; Kim Stanley Robinson, Le Guin’s friend and sci-fi legend; and David Streitfeld, reporter and author of the new compilation “Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations.”

Freight & Salvage

With the support of Women Lit members