In Situ Talk Two – June 14
“How to Construct a 21st Century Feminism”
Eileen Myles in conversation with Anna Holmes
and a performance by JD Samson with members of The Lower Eastside Girls Club
The Lower Eastside Girls Club
402 E 8th St, New York, NY 10009
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Focusing on the theme of “How to Construct a 21st Century Feminism,” the second In Situ conversation featured poet Eileen Myles, with Jezebel.com founder, Anna Holmes, and a performance by JD Samson of MEN and Le Tigre along with members of The Lower Eastside Girls Club.
The event, which took place on the evening of June 14 at The Lower Eastside Girls Club, was the second of three conversations in iconic locations throughout New York City in 2017.
About Our Participants
About Anna Holmes
Anna Holmes has written and edited for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and The New Yorker online. She is the founder of the popular website Jezebel.com, the editor of two books and works as a columnist for The New York Times Book Review and as an editorial executive for First Look Media’s film/tv/digital entertainment studio, Topic.
About Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and Chelsea Girls. Afterglow (a dog memoir) will be out from Grove in September 2017. They are the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital writing grant, the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing, four Lambda Book Awards, amongst many other grants and honors. In 1992, Myles conducted an ‘openly-female’ write-in campaign candidate for President of the United States.
About JD Samson
JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. For more than a decade JD’s career as a musician, producer, promoter, artist, performer, and DJ has landed her at the intersection of music, art, activism, and fashion. During that time she has toured the world, produced songs for Grammy award winning artists, written for publications such as Huffington Post and Creative Time Reports, created multimedia artwork shown at world-renowned galleries, hosted documentary programs, and engaged in direct support with a wide-range of progressive social and political causes.
About the Lower Eastside Girls Club
The Lower Eastside Girls Club connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures. Their state of the art community center offers a safe haven with programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for girls in middle school and high school. Programs are offered at no cost to girls.
(Photos: Leandro Justen)