Sarah Gambito Will Present at the VIDA Cocktail Party and Meet-N-Greet, Friday, November 9, 2012

VIDA Cocktail Party & Meet-N-Greet

Date: Friday, November 9, 2012

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

LocationNYU's Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House


VIDA welcomes an array of female writers who, respectively, serve as faculty to local MFA programs and administrate non-profit organizations supporting underrepresented writers. Emerging writers interested in joining in critical discourse that addresses the lack of gender parity in publishing are encouraged to join this conversation. What obstacles do female writers presently face? What opportunities are ours to embrace?

VIDA Members & Guests to be present:

·      Cate Marvin (Co-Founder, VIDA)

·      Amy King (The Count, VIDA)

·      Rosebud Ben-Oni (HER KIND, VIDA)

·      Becca Klaver (Events, VIDA)

·      Rebecca Godfrey (Columbia)­

·      Lucie Brock-Broido (Columbia)

·      Deborah Landau (NYU)

·      Helen Schulman (New School)

·      Melissa Febos (Sarah Lawrence)

·      Elizabeth Hornig (Brooklyn)

·      Camille Rankine (Mahattanville)

·      Jan Heller-Levi (Hunter)

·      Sarah Gambito (Kundiman)

·      Alison Meyers and Hafizah Geter (Cave Canem) 

Brief presentations from VIDA’s guests along with a Q & A will be followed by informal conversation and merriment among those who actively desire to create a literary climate more inclusive of work by female writers.