The following events are free and open to the public.
7.00 PM / 10.11.00
Screening of The Pink Palace and Fresh Kill: Jessica Hagedorn as Screenwriter
1) Episodes of The Pink Palace, Hagedorn's animated collaboration with filmmaker John Woo air as part of the X-Chromosome series on the Oxygen Network.
2) Fresh Kill tells the story of two young lesbian parents (Sarita Choudhuryof Mississippi Masala and Erin McMurtry) caught up in a global exchange of industrial waste via contaminated sushi. The place is New York and the time is now. Raw fish lips are the rage on trendy menus across Manhattan. A ghost barge, bearing nuclear refuse circles the planet in search of a willing port. Household ghosts start to glow ominously and then disappear altogether. The sky opens up and snows soap flakes. People start speaking in tongues. The crisis escalates when a multinational corporation is implicated and the couple's infant daughter mysteriously vanishes. After uncovering censored information, a group of young New Yorkers makes an unlikely alliance with activists in the developing world and strikes back. Featuring Robbie McCauley, Karen Finley, Ron Vawter, andJose Zuniga. Screenplay by Jessica Hagedorn. Produced and directed by Shu Lea Cheang. 1997. Location: Anna E. Many Lounge, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women Caroline Richardson Hall
7.30 - 8.45 PM / 10.17.00
Meet Jessica Hagedorn: A public interview conducted by Supriya Nair, Tulane Department of English. Location: Anna E. Many Lounge, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women. Reception and book-signing to follow.
7.30 PM / 10.19.00
Reading: Jessica Hagedorn will read a selection from her work. Thirty minute book-signing to follow, then a reception at the Newcomb Faculty Lounge. Location: Myra Clare Rogers Chapel/Newcomb Faculty Lounge.
12.30 - 2.00 PM / 10.20.00
"So you want to be a 'writer'?": Reflections by and dialogues with Jessica Hagedorn. Introduction by Dana Zale Gerard, Newcomb '85. Book-signing to follow. Newcomb alumnae on campus for homecoming are specially invited to attend. Location: Anna E. Many Lounge, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women.