Gender, Identity and Matriarchies featuring Nadja Spiegelman
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Counihan Gallery in Brunswick
Brunswick Civic Centre, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Victoria
The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick and Moreland Libraries are pleased to host this special event:
GENDER, IDENTITY AND MATRIARCHIES
NADJA SPIEGELMAN AND STEPHANIE VAN SCHILT
Thursday 1 June, 4.30- 5.30 pm
THE COUNHIHAN GALLERY IN BRUNSWICK
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Join us as New York based writer Nadja Spiegelman and local writer and critic Stephanie Van Schilt discuss matriarchies, gender and cultural identities and contemporary female writing.
Nadja will also be sharing a reading from her acclaimed memoir 'I am supposed to protect you from all this', a personal story of her transnational matriarchy and the complexities of individual and familial identities.
The event is held conjunction with the Counihan Gallery’s June exhibitions Towla and Identity Intersections - two exhibitions that explore multicultural female identities and intersectional feminism. The exhibitions will be formally opened following this event at 6pm.
The event is free.
Nadja Spiegelman has written three graphic novels for children. She grew up in New York City and now divides her time between Paris and Brooklyn.
Stephanie Van Schilt is host of Sisteria, a feminist podcast, and a freelance writer. Former editor of The Lifted Brow and co-host of the Rereaders, her writing has featured in the likes of The Australian, ABR, The Saturday Paper and Junkee.
Nadja Spiegelman appears courtesy of the Melbourne Jewish Book Week.