Aya de Leon: New Stories
Free and open to the public; online only. Please register at https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jka8nxrvTj2lPgEdIDY09w.
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.