Samantha Hunt, Amy Kurzweil, Patricia Liu, and Jeanine Zheng


The Harvard Advocate: The Women's Issue

with moderators SABRINA LI and OWEN OJO

This event includes a book signing


March 4, 2019
7:00 PM


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes The Harvard Advocate contributors SAMANTHA HUNT, AMY KURZWEIL, PATRICIA LIU, and JEANINE ZHENG for a discussion of the literary and arts magazine's new special issue, The Women's Issue. The event will be moderated by the Advocate executive board members SABRINA LI and OWEN OJO.

About The Women's Issue

The Harvard Advocate is the oldest, continuously published collegiate magazine in the country. The Women's Issue is a special fifth issue of the Advocate. The Women's Issue was conceived with the goal of engaging in a dialogue between the stereotypical, "universal" narrative of what it means to be a woman, and the actuality of it. Production of the magazine is supported by the Harvard Women's Center and Harvard's Office for the Arts. 

Amy Kurzweil
Amy Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil is a New Yorker cartoonist and the author of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir (a New York Times Editor's Choice and a Kirkus Best Memoir of 2016). Her writing, comics, and cartoons have also appeared in The Believer Magazine, Longreads, Lenny Letter, The Awl, The Toast, Catapult, Shenandoah and many other places. She has received awards and fellowships from The Norman Mailer Center, MacDowell, Djerassi, and others. Amy studied writing at Stanford University and received her MFA in Fiction from The New School. She teaches comics at The Fashion Institute of Technology and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.

Jeanine Zheng
Jeanine Zheng

Jeanine Zheng

Jeanine Zheng is a junior at Harvard University studying a joint concentration in Environmental Science and Visual and Environmental Studies. She grew up in South Hamilton, MA where she learned from an early age how to appreciate the beauty of our natural world. Her work focuses on how design informs our environment—either the spaces we occupy in reality or the ones we dream about in our future.

Owen Ojo
Owen Ojo

Owen Ojo

Owen Ojo is a senior from Long Island studying comparative literature at Harvard University. She’s a member of the Advocate's Features board and the managing editor of The Women’s Issue.

Patricia Liu
Patricia Liu

Patricia Liu

Patricia Liu is a sophomore at Harvard College studying English and Mind, Brain, and Behavior. She is originally from Edmond, Oklahoma and currently resides in Quincy House. She has loved poetry ever since her sister inspired her to start writing in middle school. Outside of writing, she loves National Parks and spin classes.

Sabrina Li
Sabrina Li

Sabrina Li

Sabrina Li is a junior from New Jersey studying English at Harvard University. Her writing can be found in Black Warrior Review, The Los Angeles Review, Blue Earth Review, and the Advocate. She is the current president of the Advocate and the head editor of The Women's Issue.

Samantha Hunt
Samantha Hunt

Samantha Hunt

Samantha Hunt is the author of The Dark Dark: Stories and three novels. Mr. Splitfoot is a ghost story. The Invention of Everything Else is about the life of inventor Nikola Tesla. The Seas, Hunt’s first novel, was republished by Tin House Books in 2018. Hunt is the recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Prize, and she was a finalist for the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner. Hunt has been published by the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Guardian and a number of other publications. She teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and lives in upstate New York.

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