Mark My Words: Gina Barreca and Tracy Strauss on “Writing About Love”

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February 12, 2020 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Tracy Strauss, author of the new book I JUST HAVEN’T MET YOU YET, and Gina Barreca, Hartford Courant columnist and UCONN Distinguished Professor of English, will discuss “Writing About Love: How to Find It, How to Lose It, and Whether You Want to Bother With It At All.”

Copies of I JUST HAVEN’T MET YOU YET will be available for purchase ($22.99); Strauss will sign books after the talk.

Named by Bustle as one of eight women writers with advice to follow, Tracy Strauss has published numerous essays in GlamourNew York MagazineOprah MagazineThe MillionsMs. MagazineThe Huffington PostSalonPublishers WeeklyPloughsharesThe RumpusxoJanePoets & Writers MagazineWriter’s Digest Magazine, WBUR’s CognoscentiDame Magazine, The Feminist WireThe Southampton Review, and other publications. In 2014, she appeared on The Steve Harvey Show as a relationship blogger for The Huffington Post. Winner of the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for nonfiction, former essays editor for The Rumpus, and the 2015 Boston Writers’ Room Fellow in Nonfiction, Tracy currently teaches writing at New England Conservatory and GrubStreet in Boston.


Gina Barreca has appeared, often as a repeat guest, on 20/20The Today ShowCNN, the BBCNPR and, Oprah to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor. Her books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of HumorIt’s Not That I’m Bitter, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the WorldIf You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse, and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League.

The Mark My Words series is sponsored by the Wish You Well Foundation.

Tickets are $20. Get yours here!



February 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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