That’s right, NYC feminists, you have to choose. You have to choose between Kate Harding talking about Jane Eyre and me talking about American Psycho. On March 14th at 7pm, Kate, founder of the amazing Shapely Prose, author of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere and all-around awesome person will be reading, with a bunch of other great people, including Marisa Meltzer at the Housing Works Bookstore Café on Crosby Street. The reading is to celebrate the publication of Eyresses: The Journal for Jane Eyre Enthusiasts.
A mere half hour after Kate, Marisa and company begin their event, and only a few subway stops away, I will also be speaking at an event! But instead of speaking about a charismatic young woman in a bonnet, I will be speaking about a charismatic young man with a penchant for investment banking and murder. In honor of Women’s History Month, 92YTribeca is screening Mary Harron’s American Psycho, and I’ll be speaking a little about the film and about women, cinematic masculinity and why this movie completely killed my childhood crush on Theodore Laurence (I know you’re with me, Little Women lovers).
It pains me to ask you to choose – hell, it pains me that I can’t go see Kate speak that night – but alas, a choice must be made. Here is the information for both events; use it as you see fit.
Eyresses: The Journal for Jane Eyre Enthusiasts
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:00pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7:30pm
200 Hudson Street
Tickets available online