March 13, 2017 – Lady Participate 013
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Marisa Crawford & Naomi Extra are the co-editors of the feminist culture website Weird Sister and writers in their own right. Crawford will be having a launch part for her new book, of poems, REVERSIBLE, on April 1st in New York City.

Name: Marisa Crawford    ::    Occupation: Writer, poet, founder of    ::    Age: 34    ::    City: Brooklyn, NY    ::    Astrological sign: Gemini

Currently watching: old seasons of Project Runway, new season of Unreal & The Bachelor Listening: Another Round & Real Housewives of Bohemia Reading: Tuesday Nights in 1980The Handmaid’s Tale & The Crunk Feminist Collection

Best work environment: coffee shop playing one hit wonders from the past four decades

Your personal masterpiece: My essay about art, identity, and The Baby-sitters Club

Personal role model: Ellen Willis

Best thing you ever made: Weird Sister!

What's next: My second book of poems Reversible is coming out from Switchback Books on March 15th. Continuing to grow Weird Sister and working to bring more great people onboard (shoot us an email if you’re interested in getting involved! And sign up on the site for our monthly email newsletter).

Ladies who we should know: Leila Ortiz whose poetry chapbook Girl Life comes out this month. Trace Peterson who created and taught the first-ever college course on transgender poetry. Juliana Delgado Lopera who is an amazing writer and executive director of the queer arts organization RADAR Productions.

Name: Naomi Extra    ::    Occupation: writer/editor at Weird Sister/doctoral student    ::    Age: 33    ::    City: Jersey City, NJ    ::    Astrological sign: Cancer

When you're not creating: eating dessert

End of the day unwind: back to back episodes of Golden Girls

Personal role model: Ida B. Wells

What's next: I'm editing for a new-ish series on Weird Sister called "Best Literary Sex." Also, super looking forward to giving a lecture, "Black Girl Magic: A Short History of Black Women Doing Their Thing" for women's history month at the Brooklyn Friends School in NYC.

Ladies who we should know: Kristiana Rae Colon, Jazzmeia Horn, Ashley Baccus-Clark

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Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of TrumpNew York Times (March 10, 2017)

Iceland Plans To Become World's First Country To Require Equal Pay For WomenNPR (March 9, 2017)

Every 2017 Studio Movie With a Female DirectorThe Wrap (March 8, 2017)

365 Books by Women Authors to Celebrate International Women’s Day All YearNew York Public Library (March 8, 2017)

Women-Owned Businesses Protesting Donald TrumpTeen Vogue (March 7, 2017)

Men’s Negotiating Styles Toward Women Grew More Aggressive After Trump’s Election, Study Shows – The Washington Post (March 6, 2017)

Ohio Bookstore Flips Male-Authored Books, Displaying Them Backwards  – HeatStreet (March 5, 2017)

The Declining Fortunes of Women at The TimesNew York Times (March 4, 2017)

Mystery woman creates website imagining world where Hillary Clinton is president New York Times (February 28, 2017)
This week is all about LADY-BOOKWORMS!
Reading from "Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks"
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore: 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
Wednesday, March 15th, 6:00pm
Author Reading & Book-signing: Roxane Gay for DIFFICULT WOMEN
Women & Children First Bookstore: 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Wednesday, March 15th, 7:00pm
Martha Hall Kelly in conversation with Melanie Benjamin
Women & Children First Bookstore: 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Thursday, March 16th, 7:30pm
Poetry Reading: Nickole Brown
Women & Children First Bookstore: 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Friday, March 17th, 7:30pm
Alia Malek in conversation with Scott Anderson
The Half King: 505 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
Monday, March 13th, 7:00pm
Brooklyn Book Launch: We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere
powerHouse Arena: 28 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tuesday, March 14th, 7:00pm
Pamela L. Laskin in conversation with Lisa Selin Davis
Community Bookstore: 143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tuesday, March 14th, 7:00pm
Reading + Q&A of 'The Hysterical Herstory of Hysteria'
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center: 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
Wednesday, March 15th, 7:00pm
Joint Book Event with Jami Attenberg & Morgan Parker
powerHouse Arena: 28 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Wednesday, March 15th, 7:00pm
Angie Thomas: The Hate U Give reading
Books Of Wonder: 18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Thursday, March 16th, 6:00pm
Felicia Sullivan discusses and signs Follow Me into the Dark
Book Soup: 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tuesday, March 14, 7:00pm
Lauren Fern Watt discusses and signs Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog
Book Soup: 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Thursday, March 16, 7:00pm
Meredith Maran in conversation with Susan Orlean, discusses and signs The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention
Book Soup: 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Friday, March 17, 7:00pm
Joan Juliet Buck discusses and signs The Price of Illusion: A Memoir
Book Soup: 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Sunday, March 19, 4:00pm
Thanks for participating! See you on Thursday for artist Samantha Nye.
Curated by Paris McGarry
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