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Women at the Edges: Books About Women Breaking Creative Boundaries
June 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Kristin Kaye, Bridget Quinn, and Beth Winegarner write about women breaking creative boundaries in music, art, drama, and competitive bodybuilding in their nonfiction books IRON MAIDENS: The Celebration of the Most Awesome Female Muscle in the World, BOLD STROKES: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), and TENACITY: Heavy Metal in the Middle East and Africa. Hear them read excerpts about their exceptional protagonists at “Women at the Edges,” the Odd Mondays for June 3, 7pm at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley. Free admission and free refreshments. A book signing follows the readings.
Here’s more about the authors:
KRISTIN KAYE is an award-winning author, ghostwriter and teacher. Her most recent book, Tree Dreams, was described as “superbly written…with brilliantly onomatopoeic prose” by Kirkus Reviews and won the Int’l Book Award for YA Fiction. Kristin’s first book was Iron Maidens: The Celebration of the Most Awesome Female Muscle in the World, which details her experience directing twenty-five of the world’s strongest and most muscular women in an off-Broadway show. It was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards and described by Utne Reader as “one of 5 new titles for women who resist easy definition.”
BRIDGET QUINN is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), an Amazon pick for Best Art & Photography Books 2017 and a 2018 Amelia Bloomer List selection of recommended feminist literature from the American Library Association. Book Authority has named Broad Strokes one of its “Best Art History Books of All Time.” A denizen of The Writers’ Grotto, Bridget is former co-host of The GrottoPod: Writers on Writing. Her forthcoming book is Suffragist States, an illustrated history of the 19th Amendment and what happened next, with Chronicle Books.
BETH WINEGARNER is a journalist, author and essayist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Mother Jones, Wired, San Francisco Magazine and many others. Her recent books include The Columbine Effect: How Five Teen Pastimes Got Caught in the Crossfire and Why Teens are Taking Them Back and Tenacity: Heavy Metal in the Middle East and Africa. She lives in San Francisco and is a member of the Writers Grotto.