Running thoughts

From our upcoming presenters

Portrait of Jenny Zhang

There are so many ways to perform femininity, to regurgitate youth, so many lies we must accept in order to be an acceptable girl.

Portrait of Jennifer Egan

The most mysterious part of the whole writing process for me is where the people come from ... I really don’t know who will be in a story until I start writing it.

Portrait of Robert Webb

Masculinity, if you stare straight at it, disappears, like a faint star.


Words on Fire: Omar Musa




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