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Women's Literature vs. Chick Lit

An author-panel discussion with bestselling authors Jane Smiley, Ellen Sussman and Janis Cooke Newman.
 
What exactly is Chick Lit? And why do serious authors dread the label? If women's fiction tends to be about matters of the heart (home, relationships, family) couldn't all women's literature be labeled "chick lit?" And who cares about labels anyway if they help sell books?

Wading into the controversy this evening will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres), New York Times bestselling novelist Ellen Sussman (French Lessons), and Los Angeles Times book prize finalist Janis Cooke Newman (Mary). The panel will be moderated by Litquake co-founder Jane Ganahl.
                  
 
Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Room E-104
Fee: $10 Members; $15 Non-Members
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Contact: (650) 223-8699
boxoffice@paloaltojcc.org
 
To learn more about our guest authors, click on their respective book cover to visit their website:
 
A Thousand Acres             French Lessons  Author Janis Cooke Newman