[CANCELED] Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, and Jia Tolentino with Rebecca Traister

Panel Discussion
04 May 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, and Jia Tolentino—three hugely admired writers from different generations—talk feminism, literary activism, social media mania, and the future of women’s liberation in a world where misogyny is resurging. The Handmaid’s Tale (now also an award-winning television adaptation) and The Testaments (2019 Booker Prize co-winner), Atwood’s dystopian novels where women’s reproduction is enslaved to an authoritarian state, are looking less and less like fiction. Gay’s writing and bestselling books, including Hunger and Difficult Women, explore the impacts of wide-ranging social issues and personal trauma, while The New Yorker staff writer Tolentino’s essay collection Trick Mirror examines how millennials deal with self-deception, the internet as a simulacrum of reality, and other modern quandaries. They speak to New York magazine writer Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.

Sponsored by Town Hall A Supporting Partner and New York Magazine.

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.

Rebecca Traister
Jia Tolentino
Margaret Atwood
Roxane Gay

Event Sponsors

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