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Aya de Leon: New Stories

Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

View the event recording and more on our Berkeley Arts + Design YouTube channel.

In her talk, author Aya de Leon will discuss what happened when she infused an established genre of literature, the Heist Novel,  with new feminist identities and politics. She will share her creative path and discuss the concept of creative friction between literary form and content. De Leon will also read passages from her works and poems that advocate for cultural change,  showing why new times demand new narratives and new heroes. 

Aya de Leon is an Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley. Her publications include the very successful Justice Hustlers series of books, as well as Side Chick Nation and her most recent book, A Spy in the Struggle.