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Wordfest presents Erin Wunker, author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

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Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2nd Street SW

Calgary, Alberta T2R 0W5

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Following in the tradition of Sara Ahmed (the originator of the concept “feminist killjoy”), Erin Wunker brings memoir, theory, literary criticism, pop culture, and feminist thinking together in this mind-blowing presentation of her essay collection, Notes from a Feminist Killjoy. Wunker takes up Ahmed’s project as a multi-faceted lens through which to read the world from a feminist point of view. This event features readings and an on-stage interview with the author, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

About Erin Wunker

Erin Wunker is Chair of the Board of the national non-profit organization Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (cwila.com) and co-founder, writer, and managing editor of the feminist academic blog Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe. She teaches courses in Canadian literature and cultural production with a special focus on cultural production by women. She lives in Halifax with her partner, their daughter, and Marley the dog. Notes from a Feminist Killjoy is Wunker’s first book. It won the 2017 Savage First Book Award and the 2017 Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction Award.

About Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

Neither totemic nor complete, the nonfiction essays that make up Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life attempt to think publicly about why we need feminism, and especially why we need the figure of the feminist killjoy, now. From the complicated practices of being a mother and a feminist, to building friendship amongst women as a community-building and -sustaining project, to writing that addresses rape culture from the Canadian context and beyond, Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life invites the reader into a conversation about gender, feminism, and living in our inequitable world.

International Women's Day at Memorial Park Library

Kick off International Women's Day with an evening of femme celebration through art, music, film, and literature.

Femme for All | 6:00 - 11:00 pm

  • Musicians: Yolanda Sargeant, Riel, Kate Stevens
  • Film Screening: Ice Blue, a fi­lm by Sandi Somers
  • 7pm: Wordfest Event: Erin Wunker, author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy
  • I'M SO ANGRY I MADE A SIGN by Jane Trash and Sondra Meszaros
  • Feminist Zine Fair

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