The Paris Review: Women at Work

Lecture | February 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Emily Nemens

 Arts + Design, Department of English, Art of Writing Program at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism School, Bay Area Book Festival

Emily Nemens, Editor,The Paris Review; Shruti Swamy; Margaret Ross; and Venita Blackburn

What does it mean to be a woman at work in the creative arts in 2019? The Paris Review’s new editor, Emily Nemens, reflects on this question through the lens of the storied literary quarterly’s Writers at Work interview series, the work of contemporary contributors, and her own creative practice as a writer and illustrator.

Emily Nemens joined The Paris Review as editor in 2018. Stories published during her tenure at The Southern Review were selected for the Pushcart Prize anthology, Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Prize anthology, and the inaugural edition of PEN America Best Debut Fiction. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, is forthcoming from FSG, and her stories can be found in The Iowa Review, The Gettysburg Review, and n+1.

Hosted by Arts + Design, co-sponsored with the Department of English, the Art of Writing Program at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Graduate School of Journalism, and the Bay Area Book Festival.

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co-curated by the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium at the Berkeley Center for New Media; the Art of Writing Program at the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities; the Bay Area Book Festival; Berkeley D-Lab; the Department of Art Practice; the Department of English; the Digital Humanities; the Graduate School of Journalism; Haas School of Business; and Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and in collaboration with the Civic Arts Commission of the City of Berkeley; the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Oakland; the Global Urban Humanities Department; the College of Environmental Design; The Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League; Digital Humanities Working Group; the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research; The Visual Resources Center.

The 2018-2019 series of Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Jacqueline Jackson and other supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design.

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