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RL Wonder Women

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Blazing trails and breaking glass ceilings—these events are celebrating real-life women in literature, and you’re invited! Stop by the NYC Campus on November 6 and 7 for more.

Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, a number of powerful women will be visiting Pace to share their work and discuss their craft on the NYC Campus, and you’re invited to attend! Learn about the history of women in literature and hear from the trailblazers in the industry today. You don’t need the Lasso of Truth to know these will be nights to remember!

Monday, November 6

Poets @ Pace
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Bianco Room, One Pace Plaza
Each semester, the Office of the Provost and Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North bring some of the world’s most talented and thought-provoking poets to campus. The fall 2017 Poets @ Pace reading, which will take place on Monday, November 6, features two original and acclaimed young poets, both of whom are currently coming off extremely successful publications. Swing by the Bianco Room and be sure to check out the stylings of Jiwon Choi and Amanda Nadelberg.

This event will include a Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. It’s free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 7

Women in the Literary Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities
6:00 p.m. | Bianco Room, One Pace Plaza
Women in the US have been pioneering printers, publishers, teachers, editors, journalists, and librarians from colonial times to the present day, blazing trails despite inequities of opportunity. Our literary community is much richer for their diverse contributions. Join these distinguished panelists as they discuss the strategies that they and other literary women have used to overcome barriers.

Speakers will include Alice Kessler-Harris, PhD, Professor at Columbia University; Blanche Wiesen Cook, PhD, Professor at John Jay College and the Graduate Center at CUNY; Sarah Blackwood, PhD, Director of American Studies and Assistant Professor at Pace; and Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press at CUNY. The panel will be moderated by Rosalind Reisner, editor and contributing author of Women in the Literary Landscape: A Centennial Publication of the Women's National Book Association.

This event is free and open to the public.