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Georgetown Writes: Women in Writing

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Join the Library, the English Department, the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, and the Women's Center for the 5th annual Georgetown Writes event on October 11 at 4:00 pm in the ICC Auditorium. The Georgetown Writes program is an annual lecture series featuring notable alumni in the field of writing. Recent panels have featured alumni working in political speechwriting, journalism, screenwriting, and more.

This year's program focuses on women in writing. The panel features Debora Spar (SFS’84), a Baker Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School. Her current research focuses on issues of gender and technology, a topic that she is writing about in her upcoming book The Virgin and the Plow: How Technology Shapes How We Live and Love. Professor Spar was formerly President of Barnard College from 2008 to 2017. Joining her in the discussion is Rachel Vail (C’88), an award-winning author and novelist who writes young adult novels, children’s picture books, and short stories. Her debut novel Wonder and her second novel Do-Over were awarded an Editor’s Choice Award in Booklist. Their conversation will be moderated by Professor John Glavin, Department of English, who taught them both.