In celebration of Women’s History Month, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and the National Museum of Women in the Arts presented Fantastic Women. We celebrated the work of Lesley Nneka Arimah, Kelly Link, and Carmen Maria Machado, women writers who all use elements of the fantastic in their work, often in ways that allow them to explore crucial themes (power, sexuality, identity, the body) without the constraints imposed by strict realism. These authors play with the boundaries of time and space through short stories and novels, and use their writing to push back against the traditional boundaries of women’s fiction.
The conversation, moderated by DC native Amber Sparks, was followed by a Q&A and a book signing reception.
DATE | March 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION | National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
Lesley Nneka Arimah
Carmen Maria Machado