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Writing and Thinking about the Critical Essay: Ariel Levy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Ariel Levy has been a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine since 2008. There, she has profiled Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that brought down the Defense of Marriage Act, Diana Nyad, who became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida at the age of sixty-four, and Caster Semenya, the South African runner who won the World Championship when she was seventeen, and forced the International Association of Athletics Federations to reexamine its definition of “female.” Levy received the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism for her piece “Thanksgiving in Mongolia,” on which her new book, The Rules Do Not Apply, is based. She was the guest editor of the anthology The Best American Essays of 2015 and is the author of Female Chauvinist Pigs.

Moderated by Honor Moore, nonfiction coordinator and professor, the Creative Writing Program.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program. 

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