Shelley Jackson
Sarah Schulman

Shelley Jackson and Sarah Schulman will read new and published work.

8 PM, February 21, 2003
Lecture Hall 282, Reitz Student Union, University of Florida.

Jackson and Schulman will participate in a roundtable discussion.

10:30 AM, February 22, 2003
Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall, University of Florida.

Schulman’s new play, “Love Creates Worlds,” will be presented in a staged reading directed by D. Alvarez Caron.

8 PM, February 22, 2003
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre (619 S. Main Street, Gainesville). Tickets are $7 ($5 for students), and are available at Omni Books and Book Gallery, or by calling Norma Homan, at (352) 378-9166.

All events are free and open to the public. This speaker series is co-sponsored by the Department of English, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Foundation and UF’s Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research.

Shelley Jackson is the author of Patchwork Girl, or A Modern Monster (1995), one of the most celebrated hypertext fictions of the genre’s first wave; a collection of short fiction, The Melancholy of Anatomy (2002); and is the author and illustrator of two children’s books, The Old Woman and the Wave (1998), and Sophia, the Alchemist’s Dog (2002). Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Cabinet Magazine, Conjunctions, Fence, Grand Street, and Kenyon Review. She holds degrees from Stanford University (AB, Art) and Brown University (MFA, Creative Writing), and has taught literature and writing at The New School and Pratt Institute. She lives in Brooklyn.

Sarah Schulman is an award-winning playwright and non-fiction writer, and the author of seven novels, including Shimmer, Rat Bohemia, and People in Trouble. Her play Carson McCullers was produced in New York last winter by Playwrights Horizon; new plays are currently in development in regional theaters and in New York. Her nonfiction works – Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America (1998) and My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life during the Reagan/Bush Years (1994) – articulate a radical critique of mainstream U.S. culture from an historically suppressed perspective. A recipient of the 1997 Stonewall Award, Schulman was among the first members of ACT-UP New York and a cofounder of The Lesbian Avengers. She lives in New York City.