S143. Nevertheless, She Persisted: Writing Political Feminism in the Age of Trump

Florida Salon 6, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Writing concerned with feminism is receiving unprecedented readership. This inclusive panel will discuss the role of political feminist writing/writers and the forms this writing takes, especially the political/personal essay, novel, and memoir. Discussion topics: the inherency of revolution in women writing the body/sexuality, the call to create change, and the writers’ recent works confronting topics such as being transgender, presidential politics, and parenting. There will be craft and publishing handouts.



Allison Wright is the executive editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. She also serves as president of the nonprofit literary organization WriterHouse and editor of Tiny Hardcore Press. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, VQR, Popular Mechanics, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, and elsewhere.

Anna March's writing has been in The New York Times, New York magazine, VQR, Tin House, and regularly in The Rumpus and Salon. She writes extensively on gender, sexuality, and feminism. A 2016 resident at the Millay Colony, her novel, The Diary of Suzanne Frank, is forthcoming as is her essay collection.

Elizabeth Isadora Gold’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Tin House, The Rumpus, Salon, and many other publications. Her nonfiction book, The Mommy Group: Freaking Out, Finding Friends, and Surviving the Happiest Times of Our Lives was published by Atria Books in 2016.

Mischa Haider is a transgender writer, activist, researcher, and mother. She is an applied physicist at Harvard University who studies applications of mathematical and physical models to social networks. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Advocate, ROAR, Tikkun, and The Huffington Post.

Kaitlyn Greenidge is a fiction writer who holds an MFA from Hunter. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Elle.com, The Believer, American Short Fiction, and other places. Her debut novel is We Love You, Charlie Freeman.


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Kansas City Convention Center