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Claire Dederer

Saturday, June 29, 2024
7:30pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 07/21/2024
Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Claire Dederer is a memoirist, essayist, critic, and longtime contributor to The New York Times. “Dederer’s mind is a wonder, her erudition, too,” writes Nick Hornby, with her incisive, witty voice captured in the critically acclaimed books Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses, and Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma. A passionate, provocative, blisteringly smart interrogation of how we make and experience art in the age of #MeToo, Monsters expands on her instantly viral Paris Review essay, “What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?” Dederer currently teaches at the Pacific University low-residency MFA program.

In 2011, Brit Marling made an indelible mark at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as the first female multi-hyphenate to have two films premiere side by side: Another Earth and Sound of My Voice, both of which she co-wrote and starred in. Since then, she continues to write, produce, and star in critically acclaimed works, including The OA and A Murder at the End of the World.

Photo by Stanton Stephens