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Grace Paley and the Disturbances of Man: Day 2

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

The MFA Creative Writing Program at The New School for Public Engagement and the Gender Studies program at The New School present a symposium on the life and work of legendary New York social activist, poet, short story writer, and feminist Grace Paley.

Paley fought for the rights of women and minorities and protested the Vietnam War and nuclear arms proliferation. It was in her extraordinary fictional stories of ordinary lives and through her grassroots activism that she changed the social and political landscape of her day.

This symposium pays homage to Grace Paley, exploring both her legacy and the complex ways her work still resonates today. The event includes a panel on her life and writings; readings by New School writing students; and a screening of Lilly Rivlin’s documentary, Grace Paley: Collected Shorts, followed by a conversation with the director. There will also be a screening of Peter Barton’s Women of ’69, Unboxed accompanied by a Class of 2015 Yearbox created by Parsons’ students. The symposium concludes with a walking tour of historically and culturally charged sites from Paley’s lifetime in Greenwich Village.

This is the second day of the symposium, which begins on Thursday, April 9. You may view the full schedule here.

Please click the red button at the right to register to attend one or both days. Registration will also be open at the event.

This event has been made possible through the generous support of Phyllis Kriegel.

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

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