Female Freedom: Martha Bátiz & Jessamine Chan

Martha Bátiz and Jessamine Chan

Female Freedom: Martha Bátiz & Jessamine Chan

Martha Bátiz and Jessamine Chan

1:30pm

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Mexican-Canadian author Martha Bátiz and American author Jessamine Chan discuss their newest books where female protagonists depend on the decisions of men for their survival. In Chan’s debut novel, The School For Good Mothers, a woman finds herself in a government reform programme trying to regain custody of her child. No Stars in the Sky, Batiz’s collection of short stories, explores the struggles of women and children in South America and international borders, as well as the racial and domestic violence that affects many women around the world.

Interviewed by Lauren Kirshner.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 1:30pm ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Conversation

Mexican-Canadian author Martha Bátiz and American author Jessamine Chan discuss their newest books where female protagonists depend on the decisions of men for their survival. In Chan’s debut novel, The School For Good Mothers, a woman finds herself in a government reform programme trying to regain custody of her child. No Stars in the Sky, Batiz’s collection of short stories, explores the struggles of women and children in South America and international borders, as well as the racial and domestic violence that affects many women around the world.

Interviewed by Lauren Kirshner.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 1:30pm ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Conversation

Featured Authors

Martha Bátiz is an award-winning writer, translator, and professor of Spanish language in literature. She is the author of four books, including the story collection Plaza Requiem, winner of an International Latino Book Award, and the novella The Wolf’s Mouth, winner of the Casa de Teatro Prize. Born and raised in Mexico City, she lives in Toronto.

Read more about Martha Bátiz

Jessamine Chan’s short stories have appeared in Tin House and Epoch. A former reviews editor at Publishers Weekly, she holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and a BA from Brown University. Her work has received support from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Anderson Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation. She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter.

Read more about Jessamine Chan

1:30pm

Sunday, October 2, 2022

What to read

No Stars in the Sky by , The School for Good Mothers by ,
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