A Bookstore1Sarasota Virtual Event with Gina Barreca

Arts & Culture

Pictured: Author & Editor Gina Barreca.

To get anywhere, a woman must fall. You can fall by being tipsy, getting ahead of yourself, by missing a step. You can fall because somebody pulls the rug out from under you or because the whole time as you stood, believing you were on solid ground, there was a trapdoor directly beneath you. Join Gina Barreca, Georgia Court, and Elsie Souza as they discuss this new collection of 75 flash fiction essays on how when women fall, we get right back up. Fast Fallen Women includes 75 previously unpublished pieces on the topic of the ways in which women fall—whether they reach the boundaries of their lives and take flight, whether they stumble, or are pushed over the edge. Holding a compact mirror up to life, given that all the essays are under 750 words, the book bears witness to women's resilience, creativity, and wit as women write about rising up against all odds. With new and original works by Amy Tan, Jane Smiley, Bobbie Ann Mason, Caroline Leavitt, Darien Hsu Gee, Honor Moore, and Lynn Peril, as well as a dazzling range of emerging authors writing from diverse perspectives, ages 20-92, Fast Fallen Women gives whispered conversations a full voice. This event takes place Wednesday, September 13, 6 - 7pm. Registration is required for the Zoom link. Register here https://www.sarasotabooks.com/events, or call 941-365-7900.

Pictured: Author & Editor Gina Barreca.

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