Bionic Women Writers Experience: Sunday Morning Showcase
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor1221 2 St SW
Sunday Morning with Tessa McWatt
But wait there’s more! Don’t miss our bonus showcase featuring spring 2020’s most talked-about female author, and an inspiration for anyone looking to find kinship and solidarity in story. In this moving on-stage conversation about her latest book, Shame on Me, critically acclaimed novelist Tessa McWatt turns her eye on herself, her body, and the world in a powerful new work of non-fiction.
Tessa McWatt has been called Susie Wong, Pocahontas, and “black bitch,” and has been judged as not black enough by people who assume she straightens her hair. Now, through a close examination of her own body — nose, lips, hair, skin, eyes, ass, bones and blood — which holds up a mirror to the way culture reads all bodies, she asks why we persist in thinking in terms of race today when racism is killing us.