Weird Sister Presents: Writing at the Intersections of Feminism & Pop Culture

Back to Program Fellowship / Rethinking Feminism

Fri, May 11, 7-9pm

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Join us for the second event in 2018 of SOHO20’s Program Fellowship – Home on the Page: towards a feminist public. This event invites the online publication Weird Sister to take over the gallery for a night of readings and discussion.

Feminist poets and journalists share new work exploring feminism, gender, race, the media, pop culture and the everyday. Weird Sister is a website and organization exploring the intersections of feminism, literature, and pop culture.

Reader bios:

Marwa Helal is a poet and journalist. Her work appears in Apogee, Hyperallergic, Poets & Writers, Winter Tangerine and elsewhere. She is the author of Invasive species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and the winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry Contest and has been awarded fellowships from Poets House, Brooklyn Poets, and Cave Canem. She has presented her work at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Studio Museum in Harlem and Brooklyn Museum.

Cyree Jarelle Johnson is a poet, essayist, and editor living in New York City. They are a Poetry Editor at The Deaf Poets Society and a candidate for an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. Their work has appeared most recently in The New York Times and WUSSY. They have given speeches and lectures at The White House, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, and Mother Bethel AME Church, among other venues. Their work has been profiled on PBS Newshour and Mashable.

Precious Okoyomon is a poet that lives in NYC.

Onnesha Roychoudhuri is a Brooklyn-based writer and educator. A 2013 fellow at the Center for Fiction, her journalism and creative writing have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, n+1, the Rumpus, Virginia Quarterly Review, Boston Review, The Nation, Salon, and Mother Jones. She teaches storytelling through the Moth and is also the co-founder of Speech/Act, an organization working at the intersection of storytelling and social justice. Her book The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America (Melville House Books) will be released in July 2018. Learn more at marginalizedmajority.com.

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