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Date(s) - 04/28/18
10:00 am - 11:15 am

The Brower Center - Goldman Theater


Much great literature focuses on the darkest parts of being human, and writers need exceptional courage to write about trauma. Katherena Vermette, who comes from the Métis nation in Canada, writes about violence and power struggles between women in her harrowing novel “The Break,” praised by Margaret Atwood as “universal.” Of Winnie Li’s debut novel “Dark Chapter,” inspired by her own experience as a survivor of assault, Kirkus reviews said: “That Li was able to write this novel, as both personal catharsis and public service, speaks volumes about her inner strength. Li’s novel is both a valuable social document and a riveting page-turner.” This pair of acclaimed female writers will explore the question of how we process and communicate trauma.