F241. Barbara Deming Fund: Celebrating 42 Year of Supporting Feminist Writers

Florida Salon 5, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


For 42 years, the Barbara Deming/Money for Women Fund has supported feminist women writers at all stages in their careers. By consistently encouraging women writers, the Fund has profoundly impacted American letters. In this session, past grantees will carry forth Deming’s vision and legacy and, through reading their work, illuminate the importance of socially engaged feminist writing by women, which may be more relevant now than at any time in recent history.


Maureen Brady is the author of three novels, including Folly and Ginger’s Fire, and a collection of short stories. She teaches at NYU and NewYorkWritersWorkshop at the JCC of Manhattan, and with the Peripatetic Writing Workshop. She has served on the Money for Women Fund Board for twenty years.

Crystal Williams, a poet and essayist, is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, Detroit as Barn. She has received numerous fellowships, awards, and honors. crystalannwilliams.com.

Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of Here Comes The Sun, an NPR and New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Dennis-Benn is a Lambda Literary Award winner, and named a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, and NYPL Young Lions Award.

Joy Katz’s latest poetry collection is All You Do Is Perceive. Her work in progress, White: An Abstract, attempts to document American whiteness. A former NEA fellow, Katz collaborates in the activist art collective Ifyoureallyloveme. She teaches at Carlow University.

Tsering Lama writes fiction, poetry, and plays. She has won grants and residencies from The Canada Council for the Arts, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, The Lillian E. Smith Center, Writers Omi, Catwalk Institute, WildAcres, and Playa Summer Lake. She holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside