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Lyrics & Dirges Ether Edition: July Words!

July 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm PDT


We are so excited to present three accomplished writers whose scintillating writing challenges social and psychological structures: Virgie Tovar, Lysette Wanzer & Carlo Matos. Pour yourself a drink and join us in the ether!

Virgie Tovar is author of The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color (New Harbinger 2020) and You Have the Right to Remain Fat (Feminist Press 2018). She is the host of the podcast, Rebel Eaters Club (Transmitter Media NYC). She holds a Master’s degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. Virgie is a contributor for Forbes.com where she covers the plus-size market and weight discrimination at work. She started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and in 2018 gave a TedX talk on the origins of the campaign. She has been named one of the 50 most influential feminists by Bitch Magazine, and received Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, Tech Insider, BBC, MTV, Al Jazeera and NPR.

Lyzette Wanzer’s work appears in over twenty-five literary journals and books, and she is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie), The Naked Truth, Essay Daily, and San Francisco University High School Journal. A three-time San Francisco Arts Commission and Center for Cultural Innovation grant recipient, Lyzette serves as Judge for the Soul-making Keats Literary Competition’s Intercultural Essay category. She is currently helming an essay anthology entitled TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: UNTANGLING OUR HAIR THROUGH PERSONAL NARRATIVE.

Carlo Matos has published ten books, most recently The Quitters (Tortoise Books). His work has appeared in such journals as Hobart, DMQ Review, and PANK, among many others. Carlo has received grants and fellowships from Disquiet, CantoMundo, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Sundress Academy for the Arts. He lives in Chicago, is a professor at the City Colleges of Chicago, and is a former MMA fighter and kickboxer. He blogs at carlomatos.blogspot.com.

Topic: Lyrics & Dirges Ether Edition
Time: Jul 15, 2020 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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July 15, 2020
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