Join us for a virtual conversation with Hilary Leichter (Temporary) and Rachel Vorona Cote (Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today) to celebrate their recent books and discuss fairy tales, femininity, and how these foundational texts have shaped their own lives and books as well as the larger culture.
This event will be held on Women & Children First's Crowdcast Channel.
Attendees can register through Eventbrite HERE or directly through Crowdcast.
Hilary Leichter's writing has appeared in n+1, the New Yorker, the Cut, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. She has taught fiction at Columbia University and has been awarded fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Rachel Vorona Cote publishes frequently in such outlets as the New Republic, Longreads, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Literary Hub, Catapult, the Poetry Foundation, Hazlitt, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, where her essay on Taylor Swift and Victorian female friendship was one of the site's most popular essays in 2015. She was also previously a contributing writer at Jezebel. Rachel holds a BA from the College of William and Mary and was ABD in a doctoral program in English at the University of Maryland, studying and teaching the literature of the Victorian period. She and her husband live in Takoma Park, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C.