Thursday, October 25, 2007

After Happy Hour this Tuesday....

Jennifer Baumgardner, Kara Jesella, and Marisa Meltzer!

TUESDAY, October 30th * 8 PM* LAST EXIT BAR, 136 ATLANTIC AVENUE, DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN* $5 suggested donation

Please join us on Tuesday, October 30th, for our second reading of the season, as Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer (HOW SASSY CHANGED MY LIFE) and Jennifer Baumgardner (LOOK BOTH WAYS) read in support of the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.

Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer are the New York–based authors of HOW SASSY CHANGED MY LIFE: A LOVE LETTER TO THE GREATEST TEEN MAGAZINE OF ALL TIME. They have written and edited for publications such as The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Elle Girl, Bitch, Jane, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon,Nerve, and Elle.

Jennifer Baumgardner is a Brooklyn-based magazine writer and author. She is the co-author of Manifesta and Grassroots, and the author of Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics. She has written for The Nation, Jane, Glamour, National Public Radio, and Out.

Founded in 2004, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit summer day camp serving girls aged 8-18 in New York City. The program offers girls the chance to learn how to play musical instruments, write songs, perform, learn about different types of music, and generally “rock out” in a supportive environment that fosters self-confidence, self-esteem, creativity, tolerance, and collaboration. Rock camp is dedicated to youth empowerment through music. The program is founded on the proposition that music can serve as a powerful tool of self-expression and self-esteem-building for girls and young women, and can help combat racism and stereotypes by building bridges of communication and shared experience among girls from diverse communities.

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