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Charlotte Shane hosts a night of incendiary readings from some of the best women writing today. Readers include Mallory Ortberg, Lydia Kiesling, Anna Pulley, Manjula Martin, Jane Hu and Esmé Weijun Wang.
About the Writers
Lydia Kiesling is the editor of The Millions. Her essays and criticism have appeared at The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Slate, and The New Yorker online, among other places. She was recognized in Best American Essays 2016.
Anna Pulley is the author of the Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!). Her work has appeared in New York magazine and Mother Jones, on BuzzFeed, AlterNet, The Toast, and Salon, and in zines tastefully peppered with Ani DiFranco lyrics. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, and is a sex and relationship columnist for the Chicago Tribune and AfterEllen. Let her send you overly personal emails at tinyletter.com/annapulley
Mallory Ortberg is the cofounder of The Toast and the author of Texts From Jane Eyre. She currently writes for the Dear Prudence column at Slate.
Manjula Martin is the editor of the anthology Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living. Her writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Pacific Standard, SF Weekly, The Billfold, The Toast, and other publications. She is the managing editor of Zoetrope: All-Story, the fiction and art magazine published by Francis Ford Coppola, and she lives in San Francisco.
Jane Hu is an English PhD student at UC Berkeley. She is working on a project about the remediations of popular Victorian genres in the contemporary global Anglophone novel, cinema, and television. Her work has appeared in Textual Practice, The Awl, The L.A. Review of Books, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Slate.
Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of THE BORDER OF PARADISE: A NOVEL, named one of NPR's Best Books of 2016, and is the recipient of the 2016 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize for her forthcoming essay collection, THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, Esmélives in San Francisco.
Charlotte Shane is an essayist, memoirist, and co-founder of TigerBee Press. The Guardian likened her written work to Charles Dickens, and Vice called her book Prostitute Laundry "addictive [and] intimate." Just like an opium den.
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