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"....and it would be incorrect to say that lesbians associate, make love, live with women, for "woman" has meaning only in heterosexual systems of thought and heterosexual economic systems. Lesbians are not women."
 -- The Straight Mind

  • Fri
    Maison de la Poésie, Paris

    "My Opoponax is a masterpiece ..." wrote Marguerite Duras in 1964 about Monique Wittig’s first book and winner of the Medici Prize. In 2014, the association  of friends of Monique Wittig  organized at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris, an evening of musical readings with the actress Isabelle Lafon accompanied by Vassili Schémann on drums. Emmanuelle Bernheim, Marie Darrieussecq, Anne F. Garréta, Marie Nimier, Emmanuelle Pireyre, writers who also received the Medici Prize  read excerpts to celebra [read more…]

  • Sun
    Maison de la Poésie, Paris

    “They say they are starting from scratch. They say that a new world is beginning, ”wrote Monique Wittig in Les Guérillères in 1969. Laure Murat, Anne F. Garréta, Rebecca Chaillon, Virginie Despentes read extracts from this text during this reading evening organized at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris by the association of friends of Monique Wittig in 2019. (friend .esdewittig @

    Produced by Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir

  • Sat
    University of Arizona-Tucson

    In honor of Monique Wittig, the Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship will foster innovation in literary forms and the connection between politics and language. It will allow University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate students to allocate more time to their writing.

    With readings by

    Marianna ColesCurtiss (Scholarship Winner)

    Eguono Lucia Edafioka (Runner-up)

    Isaac Esposto (Runner-up)

    Anne F. Garréta

    Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy

    Marcia Klotz

    Laure Murat

    Sandra Soto

    Sande Zeig

    Dominique Bourque [read more…]

  • Sun
    The CRAC Alsace

    The CRAC Alsace, Rhine Center for Contemporary Art, located in Altkirch, France, at 18 rue du Château, presents from October 13, 2019 to January 12, 2020, The knife without blade and no handle, collective exhibition with Meris Angioletti, Tarek Lakhrissi, Candice Lin, Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Liv Schulman, Marnie Slater, Patrick Staff, Lena Vandrey, directed by Elfi Turpin. It brings together artists whose work explores the transformative forces of language in a process of decategorization, disid [read more…]