S207. Jill Soloway Presents TOPPLE Books in Conversation with Melissa Faliveno, Moderated by Hafizah Geter
HemisFair Ballroom C3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm
Launching in fall 2020, TOPPLE Books spotlights the voices of woman of color, gender-nonconforming, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer writers. TOPPLE Books editor-at-large Jill Soloway sits down with Melissa Faliveno (author of TOMBOYLAND, forthcoming from TOPPLE in August 2020) for a candid conversation on the imprint's forthcoming list of titles, how TOPPLE's editors are discovering new voices to share with readers, and the revolutionary importance of feminist storytellers. Moderated by TOPPLE Books editor Hafizah Geter.
Hafizah Geter's poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, McSweeney's, Longreads, Tin House, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and Narrative magazine, among others. She is on the board of Writ. and is an editor at Little A & TOPPLE Books from Amazon Publishing.
Melissa Faliveno is an essayist and Poets & Writers Magazine senior editor whose debut collection, Tomboyland, is forthcoming in 2020 from TOPPLE Books. Her essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, DIAGRAM, Midwestern Gothic, and others, and received a notable citation in Best American Essays 2016.
Jill Soloway is the creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series Transparent which received two Golden Globes, 24 Emmy nominations, and eight Emmy awards, including two for Soloway’s directing. Soloway founded TOPPLE, an intersectional brand to create TV and film content as well as TOPPLE Books, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Jill has published two memoirs, She Wants It - Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy from Crown/PRH and Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants from Free Press/Simon and Schuster. They also cofounded 5050by2020, an artist empowerment network and strategic initiative of Time’s Up, as well as the Los Angeles community organization East Side Jews and the spoken word series Sit n’ Spin.