Sunday May 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limited Capacity seats available.
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Moderated by Elisabeth Weiss
Speakers: Frannie Lindsay, Donna French McArdle, Jo Pitkin, Kate Rushin, Kathleen Spivack
The long deafening silence of women in poetry ended with the advent of Betty Friedan’s militant The Feminist Mystique (1963) beginning the second wave of feminism. By the 1970’s Universities had Take Back the Night marches, Feminist Study departments, Women’s Centers and Rape Crisis Lines. How did this academic cultural landscape change the face of women’s poetry? Female poets will share their influences, lived experiences, and poetry.
Join us for a provocative panel discussion on Second Wave Feminism and Women's Poetry.
Elisabeth Weiss is a perpetual beginner, a poet who stopped and started writing many times because of disability, raising children, and working long hours. It's a great joy to return to poetry in recent years, after a long absence, and to join a supportive, strong group of writers, friends, students, and colleagues on the North Shore of Boston.