Meet and Read

in Leipzig, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Auditorium

October 26, 7:30 p.m.

The event takes place in cooperation with Edit Magazin as part of the Leipzig Festival "Literary Autumn".
Event will be held in English

"This Will Be My Undoing"

Reading and discussion with Morgan Jerkins and Senthuran Varatharajah

What does it mean to be a black woman in the USA today? The author Morgan Jerkins pursued this question in her debut essay collection "This Will Be My Undoing". The book was a New York Times bestseller. Jerkins speaks to the Author and philosopher Senthuran Varatharajah on the intersections of pop culture, Feminism, black history and racism.

Morgan Jerkins is the author of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, which became a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Editors' Choice Pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. senthuran picadorHer short form work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The Guardian, among many others. A graduate of Princeton University and Bennington College Writing Seminars, Jerkins is a former Associate Editor at Catapult and currently teaches nonfiction at Columbia University's MFA program. 

Senthuran Varatharajah, born 1984, studied philosophy, theology and cultural studies in Marburg, Berlin and London. Senthuran Varatharajah lives in Berlin. He has received numerous awards for his novel Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen. Including the Bremen Literature Award and the Adelbert von Chamisso Award.


Meet and Read

in Berlin, Heimathafen Neukölln

November 11, 20 p.m.

"BLACK FEMINISM"

In cooperation with:

Event will be held in English

Morgan Jerkins will read from her brilliant, very intimate essays on Black Feminism and Racism. Afterwards she will talk to the German author Alice Hasters about these topics. What are the perspectives of black feminists? What are their experiences in the USA and Europe? What changes does our society need? Which structures promote racism and oppression? What counter-movements exist and how can they be supported?

Morgan Jerkins is the author of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, which became a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Editors' Choice Pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her short form work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The Guardian, among many others. A graduate of Princeton University and Bennington College Writing Seminars, Jerkins is a former Associate Editor at Catapult and currently teaches nonfiction at Columbia University's MFA program.

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Just recently Alice Haster's book Was weiße Menschen nicht über Rassismus wollen, aber wissen sollten was published at hanserblau. It is an invitation to white people to become aware of their unreflected thoughts, expressions and behaviours towards BIPOC - because even friendly comments reveal deep-seated racism. When white people learn to understand what those sentences are causing, we finally have a basis to talk about racism.

Alice Hasters was born in Cologne in 1989. She studied journalism in Munich, worked for Tagesschau in Hamburg, currently lives in Berlin and produces articles for Deutschlandfunk Nova, süddeutsche.detagesspiegel.de and rbb. She talks to Maxi Häcke about feminism and pop culture in the monthly podcast Feuer & Brot.

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Teresa Bücker works, writes and speaks on socio-political questions of the present and future. At conferences, on television and in workshops she discusses the changes in the world of work (New Work, Leadership, Diversity), digital strategies for journalism and politics, participation and activism, justice, representation, power and sexual self-determination. Always from a feminist perspective. Always with a view to creative possibilities and the desire for change. In 2017 Teresa Bücker was named "Journalist of the Year" for her work as editor-in-chief of the women's portal Edition F. She has been working as a freelance journalist and consultant since June 2019.  

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