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Food / Non-Fiction


Writing Women’s Lives Through Food (In-Person)

Food is a terrific entry point into the lives of women, one that historians and biographers have increasingly explored. Yet writing about women’s lives through the lens of food presents specific craft challenges. This panel of writers discusses those challenges and opportunities, potential pitfalls and how they work to avoid them, and why this is such a compelling way to approach history and biography. Panelists include Mayukh Sen (Tastemakers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America), Laura Shapiro (What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories), and Alissa Wilkinson (Salty: Lessons on Eating, Drinking, and Living from Revolutionary Women). Rebecca Federman, Managing Research Librarian at the New York Public Library, will moderate the discussion.

Location: Archestratus Books + Foods, 160 Huron St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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