Viva Virginie: A Bye Bye Blondie Launch

Thursday 21 July, 2016
7pm, $0

47 Canal St, New York

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One week after Bastille Day, the Feminist Press hosts “Viva Virginie: A Bye Bye Blondie Launch Party” to celebrate the revolutionary French author Virginie Despentes and the press’s forthcoming translation of the dark romantic comedy. Friends of Feminist Press Montez Press has partnered with Mathew Gallery and invited the press to host a free community event at the Chinatown art gallery.

The night will feature feminist writers and Despentes fans Blair Beusman, Ruth Curry, Lauren Oyler, and Nina Sparling. They will each read a short excerpt from the Virginie canon and discuss their own experiences with and appreciation of the iconic writer. Artist and activist Molly Crabapple’s original artwork of Despentes books covers will be on display during the event. The reading will be followed by a reception with wine and snacks. All Feminist Press translations of Despentes’ books be on sale, including our new limited-edition book bundle.

Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm Mathew Gallery | 47 Canal Street

BLAIR BEUSMAN is an associate editor at Literary Hub.
RUTH CURRY is a writer and the cofounder of Emily Books, a feminist publisher based in Brooklyn.
LAUREN OYLER is a writer whose work on books and culture has appeared in VICE, The Nation, Gawker, Bookslut, and elsewhere. She’s currently an editor at Broadly.
NINA SPARLING is the Assistant Editor of Asymptote Journal’s blog. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing, history and languages. She lives in New York where she writes about books, food and their translations.

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