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March 10, 2019 all-day
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW

Join the National Museum of Women in the Arts for an evening celebrating fantastical fiction. Part of PEN/Faulkner’s Literary Conversations series, “Fantastic Women” celebrates the work of Lesley Nneka Arimah, Kelly Link, and Carmen Maria Machado, women writers who use elements of the fantastic in their fiction to explore crucial themes including power, sexuality, identity, and loss without the constraints imposed by strict realism. These authors play with the boundaries of time and space through short stories and novels, and use their writing to push back against the traditional boundaries of women’s fiction. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $20 for members, seniors, and students. The event is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.