R228. CANCELLED: (Un)Forgotten Women: Blending Research and Lyricism to Reclaim Lost History

Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


History remains perpetually incomplete, especially when it comes to the experiences of women. Seeking to restore missing voices and lives to our shared accounts, these writers employ research and imagination to present women of the past in ways that resonate with the issues of today. How best to blend documentary and creative approaches to revive lost figures? These authors will present examples and techniques for reintroducing and focusing on women who’ve been left out of the story.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: UnForgottenWomenPanelOutline.docx



Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait. The coeditor of Rene Magritte: Selected Writings, she is the author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk and The Listening Room: A Novel of Georgette & Loulou Magritte. She teaches at DePaul.

Sally Wen Mao is the author of two poetry collections, Oculus and Mad Honey Symposium. She is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Public Library Cullman Center and the Jenny McKean Moore program at George Washington University.

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species and Ordinary Misfortunes, winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize. She is a PhD student at the University of Chicago and is the poetry editor for the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Juditha Dowd's forthcoming book, Audubon's Sparrow, is a poetic biography in the voice of Lucy Bakewell Audubon, wife of the naturalist. She has also published a full-length poetry collection, Mango in Winter, and three chapbooks, in addition to fiction, lyric essays, and book reviews.

Danielle Dutton is the author of Margaret the First, Sprawl, and Attempts at a Life, and her work has appeared in Harper's, the Paris Review, Noon, and elsewhere. She's an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis and co-founder and editor of the feminist press Dorothy, a publishing project.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center