F204. CANCELLED: Difficult Women: Writers on Rage and Action in a Polarizing Election Year

Status: Not Accepted

Room 217D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Three women writers discuss and read work that pushes the boundaries of the personal as political, exploring the ways in which our writing is used as a tool to defend and fight for our rights to exist in positions of power, and fight back against a presidential administration that aims to silence us.



Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress, and director. She is the author of three collections of poetry including the critically acclaimed, Dark Sparkler, the novel Any Man, and most recently, Era of Ignition. She writes for The New York Times.

Roxane Gay is the author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger. She has work in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novel The Book of Joan and the bestselling novel The Small Backs of Children, as well as the the antimemoir The Chronology of Water. She founded the Corporeal Writing Workshops.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center