NYC event: More Magazine’s Reinvention Convention

On Monday, More Magazine is holding its annual Reinvention Convention in New York. The convention, now in its fourth year, was born out of the magazine’s “Second Acts” section, about women who had started new careers mid-life or who had revamped their lives in other ways. On Monday, there will be workshops on making over your career, improving your relationships and taking care of your health.

Best of all, friend of Feministing Deborah Siegel is speaking on a panel about writing, which I predict will be fantastic. According to More Editor Judy Coyne, the writing workshop was included by popular demand – apparently, women want to learn how to write, about issues that matter to them, about what’s going on in the world and about themselves. And there’s no better person to teach that the Siegel founding partner of SheWrites and author of this fantastic book about feminism. On Monday, Coyne will be interviewing former news correspondent Rita Cosby about her book Quiet Hero, which is about re-establishing a relationship with her long-estranged father.

The rest of the speaker line-up includes Christiane Amanpour and Pulitzer Prize-winner Anna Quindlen. If you’re in town and are inclined to spend a day “investing in yourself,” as More puts it, it’s open to the public and registration is still open. You can find out more here.

I will be live-tweeting throughout the day and blogging about the event, so if you can’t make it in person, you can read me freak out, 140 characters at a time, about seeing Amanpour, who is one of my heroines, in the flesh.

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

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