The CHAPTERS Reading Series showcases today’s new voices, including Girls Write Now mentees Assata Andrews, Janein Brookes, Maggie Chen, Brianna Clarke-Arias, Sophia DeMartino, Manar Dihyem, Joli Amour Dubose-Morris, Mariah Galindo, Kimberley Garcia, Stephanie Haskell, Faiza Khanom, Diamond Lewis, Natalie Mojica, Angely Morel, Gabriela Palermo, Rebecca Partap, Emily Rinaldi, Daleelah Saleh, Carolyn Schmit, Kaitlyn Yang, and En Yu Zhang.
Third-year Girls Write Now pair—mentee Gia Deeton and her mentor Lindsay Zoladz—will be the evening’s emcees.
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her reporting has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, VICE, and more. She received the Yale Poynter Fellowship, a Front Page Award, and a Gold Rush Award, and she was shortlisted for a Frontline Print Journalism Award. Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Rubin Museum of Art, and the New-York Historical Society.
Drawing Blood (Harper Collins) is a memoir that will change the way you think about art, politics, and survival in our times. After the financial crash of 2008, a wave of protest movements—from student demonstrations in London to Occupy Wall Street in her own backyard—led Molly to turn her talents to a new form of witness journalism, reporting from places such as Guantanamo, Syria, Rikers Island, and the labor camps of Abu Dhabi. Using both words and artwork to shed light on the darker corners of American empire, she has swiftly become one of the most original and galvanizing voices on the cultural stage. Her next work Brothers of the Gun, an illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, will be published by One World/Penguin Random House in May 2018.
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