Beyond Lolita: Literary Writers on Sex and Sexuality

Join authors Daniel Jones, Cathi Hanauer, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Marjan Kamali, Amy Monticello, and Jaclyn Friedman for a moderated panel discussion on the writing and teaching of sex and sexuality in contemporary literature.

This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA.

PEN

This event series is sponsored by PEN USA to benefit the Emergency Writers’ Fund.

Panelist bios:

Daniel Jones is the editor of the New York Times‘ Modern Love column.

Cathi Hanauer is the author of three novels, Gone, Sweet Ruin, and My Sister’s Bones, and the editor of the bestselling essay collection The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood and Marriage.

Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a magazine writer, bestselling author (Travels With Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country), professor, and film producer.

Jaclyn Friedman is the author of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and What You Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety.

Anna March’s essays, fiction, reviews, reading lists, interviews, poetry, playlists, diaries and commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of publications.

Marjan Kamali’s is the author of the novel Together Tea, which was selected as a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award and is a Must Read for the Commonwealth. It has been translated into German, Italian, Norwegian, Czech, and Slovak. Her short fiction has been a top finalist in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open and the Asian American Short Story contest. Her work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in the anthologies Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been. She lives with her husband and two children and teaches writing at Boston University.

Amy Monticello, the author of Close Quarters, is an essayist, lecturer, and nonfiction writer. She is the recipient of the S.I. Newhouse School Prize in Nonfiction, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A contributing writer at Role/Reboot, she is currently an Assistant Professor at Suffolk University in Boston.

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