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Women Lit Live

Women Lit elevates women’s voices throughout the year in public events and receptions across the Bay Area, as well as in exclusive literary salons in private homes.

We’ve teamed up with Inflection Point, a podcast about how women rise up, to present the first and only public event series developed to bring leading female authors to stunning venues throughout the Bay Area. These events are nationally broadcast.

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An Evening with Gloria Steinem:

More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

Gloria Steinem in conversation with Favianna Rodriguez, moderated by Lauren Schiller.

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7 p.m.
The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
General Admission $20; Students $15

What is Gloria Steinem thinking about today in our era of #MeToo and intersectionality? How can today’s feminists learn from our foremothers, and vice versa? We’ll celebrate an updated, third edition of Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, originally published in 1983 — a book that has sold over half a million copies, and counting. As author Susan Faludi (Backlash) put it, Outrageous Acts “will always be… a required feminist reader.” From satires to moving tributes, confessions (yes, the Playboy bunny essay is in here) and analyses, the book includes classics along with new material.

Steinem will talk with artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez of CultureStrike, and Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point from KALW will moderate the conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an ever-relevant icon in a smart, sassy conversation that will provoke and inspire you.

Special promo! Join Women Lit at any level and receive many benefits, including a complimentary ticket (more at higher donation levels!), priority seating, and first access to the book signing line for the Steinem event. Make your gift here, and we’ll be in touch about your ticket(s).

Accessibility at the Castro Theatre
The theater is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair-accessible viewing area and bathroom. (There are no stairs between the entrance and the ground-level seats and bathroom.) We ask that folks with accessibility requests inform the door staff of their request so that they may be seated ahead of the doors opening to all ticket holders. The doors for this event will open at 6:30 p.m.
Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request. To do so, please email scott@baybookfest.org at least 48 hours in advance of the event.

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