Literary Events

Lyrics & Dirges: A Monthly Reading Series

When: Third Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.

In 1993, Ariel Gore published the first issue of Hip Mama magazine as part of her senior project while attending Mills College. Published quarterly, the magazine was created as a forum for single, urban, and feminist mothers. Each issue had a broad theme and within that theme the content would explore various aspects and a range of ideas. Through her work on Hip Mama, Gore is widely credited with launching maternal feminism and the contemporary mothers’ movement. Having authored more than ten novels, including The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show and We Were Witches, Gore’s fiction and nonfiction work also explores creativity, queer culture, and psychology. Reading with Michelle Ruiz Keil (author of All of Us with Wings), Gore will be reading from Hexing The Patriarchy.

D. Scot Miller