Pushing the Limits: Ana Simo and Sarah Schulman in Conversation

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Pushing the Limits: Ana Simo and Sarah Schulman in Conversation
March 24, 2018 7:00 PM
March 24, 2018 9:00 PM
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Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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March 5, 2018
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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Authors, activists, and co-founders of the Lesbian Avengers, Sarah Schulman talks with Ana Simo about her provocative first novel, Heartland, and much more.

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Ana Simo is the author of a dozen plays, a short feature film, and countless articles. HEARTLAND, her debut novel, is an uproarious, word-drunk romp through an alternate, pre-apocalyptic United States that blends elements of telenovela, pulp noir, and dystopian satire. A New Yorker most of her life, she came of age in a Cuba where a revolution’s sense of endless freedom was almost immediately replaced by iron-fisted censorship and rabidly homophobic witch-hunts that jailed or institutionalized LGBT people, forcing her and others to flee.


Sarah Schulman‘s work spans novels, plays, journalism, and nonfiction. She is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the College of Staten Island. Some of her recent works include the movie United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, and the nonfiction work Conflict is not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair. Her 19th book, MAGGIE TERRY, a novel of murder and intrigues, will be published in September, 2018 by The Feminist Press.