F267. The F Word: Writing Unabashedly Feminist Fiction
Friday, March 29, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s most recent novel is The Evolution of Love. Her story collection, Lava Falls, was published in Fall 2018. Her fiction has won a Yaddo fellowship, the Arts & Letters Prize, a California Arts Council Award, an ALA Stonewall Award, and two National Science Foundation Writer Fellowships.
Naomi Williams is the author of the novel Landfalls, a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle John Leonard First Book Award. Her short fiction has appeared in many journals and garnered a Pushcart Prize. She has an MA in Creative Writing from University of California, Davis, and codirects the reading series Stories on Stage Davis.
Carolina De Robertis is the award-winning author of three novels, including The Gods of Tango, as well as editor of the activist anthology Radical Hope. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. She teaches fiction and literary translation at San Francisco State University.
Aya De Leon directs Poetry for the People at UC Berkeley. The next book in her award-winning Justice Hustlers series of feminist heist novels is Side Chick Nation, about the hurricane in Puerto Rico. She blogs about race, gender and culture at ayadeleon.com.
Chantel Acevedo's novels include The Distant Marvels, a Booklist Editors Choice pick, A Falling Star, and Love and Ghost Letters. Her most recent novel is The Living Infinite. An Associate Professor, she teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Miami.