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On Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30pm ET, Amy Sohn ’91 and Emily Bass ’91 will share stories from their craft with the HCHS community. Both graduates of the Class of 1991, the pair published books in July 2021–Sohn’s 12th book, and first work of nonfiction; Bass’s debut work. Their books, The Man Who Hated Women: Sex, Censorship and Civil Liberties in the Gilded Age and To End a Plague: America’s Fight to Defeat AIDS In Africa tackle disparate topics and time periods, and converge on similar themes–the persistent, pernicious and often-lethal fear of women’s bodily autonomy, and the fierce resistance it engenders from activists across history.
The two will speak about their recently published works, their careers as writers and feminists, and Hunter’s role in nurturing these identities. Join us for an intriguing talk that will be moderated by retired HCHS English faculty, poet and author, Kip Zegers. Register here for this virtual event.