Thursday, February 14, 2008

Seeing Red

After all that Valentine's Day posting yesterday, thought I'd share some red of a different sort today.

On Feb. 28, six of the amazing teen women from the collection Red: The Next Generation of American Writers—Teenage Girls—on What Fires Up Their Lives Today will be at the Tenement Museum Shop here in NYC. Many of these girls, daughters of immigrants and daughters of New York, will read from their published work and be introduced by their editor, Amy Goldwasser. I heard the girls read at the book's launch party a few months ago, and agree that they are strikingly honest documentarians of their own lives. And, as the event description notes, "they believe they can effect change, stop cutting themselves, stop global warming, stand up to bullies and racists, be president. They are the best shades of red (not pink), a little bit angry, a lot passionate, fired up, primary-color invested in their causes."

Thursday, February 28, 6:30 PM
Tenement Museum Shop
108 Orchard Street at Delancey


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