The Women Writing Women's Lives Seminar, which is sponsored by the City University of New York Graduate Center, is an ongoing discussion group of about 60 women--historians, psychologists, literary critics, and other scholars (affiliated and independent), as well as memoirists, novelists, and journalists, who meet regularly to discuss issues relating to the theory and practice of telling the story of a woman's life.
On Friday, December 8, 2000, from 9 AM to 6 PM, the seminar will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a one-day public conference/symposium held in the new City University Graduate Center's Proshanksy Auditorium and Concourse Lobby, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) in New York City.
The day's events will include an opening panel on the history and current state of women's biography, two sessions of short readings by members, with discussions of a challenge each biographer faced, and a session on researching and marketing biography in Cyberspace.
Speakers and commentators will include: Louise Bernikow, Rachel Brownstein, Shareen Brysac, Kathy Chamberlain, Norah Chase, Bell Gale Chevigny, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Nancy Kline, Barbara McManus, Honor Moore, Dona Munker, Nell Irvin Painter, and Nancy Rubin. Readers from recent or current works will include Mary Ann Caws, Joanne Grant, Susan Hertog, Barbara Horn, Gail Hornstein, Carole Klein, Gail Levin, Carol Stanger, and Jean Fagan Yellin.
Admission is free to CUNY affiliates; there is a $25 registration fee for
non-CUNY members. An optional box lunch and drink, can be ordered in
advance by Dec. 4 for $12. The registration and lunch order form can be
obtained by e-mailing a request either to firstname.lastname@example.org or to
email@example.com. For more information or for credit card payments, call
212-817-8215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Continuing Education and Public Programs
The City University Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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