F131. Sarah Schulman and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

E141-142, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Two veteran writers read from their newest novels: Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman, and Sketchtasy by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. Both are longtime chroniclers of marginalized communities, who have prioritized the preservation of countercultural queer activism in their work. These books explore precarious moments in contemporary history through a spiraling woman protagonist, and investigate the possibility of “correction”—for criminals, addicts, and others pushed to society’s fringes.



Jisu Kim is the senior marketing and sales manager at the Feminist Press at CUNY.

Sarah Schulman is a novelist, nonfiction writer, playwright, screenwriter and AIDS historian. Her nineteenth book is Maggie Terry, a novel of murder and intrigue published by the Feminist Press. Recent work includes Conflict Is Not Abuse, Winner of the Publishing Triangle Nonfiction Prize.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore received a Lambda Literary Award for her memoir, The End of San Francisco, and her previous title, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?, was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. Her latest title is a novel, Sketchtasy.


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