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PEN America Virtual Authors’ Evening with Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor headshot

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Location: Zoom
Donation to Attend: $125

Join us for a special conversation with Julie Taymor, renowned theater and film director and writer, to discuss her new film, The Glorias.

Whether directing for the stage or screen, Julie Taymor has consistently defied cultural expectations and tested technological limits, reinventing storytelling in the process. She is perhaps best known for her 1997 Broadway hit The Lion King, which earned her Tony Awards for Direction and Costume Design. We’re thrilled to have her join us to discuss The Glorias, her new film chronicling the influential journey to prominence of Gloria Steinem—legendary journalist, fighter, and feminist icon, who is known for her world-shaping activism, her guidance of the revolutionary women’s movement, and her writing that has impacted generations. Against the backdrop of a lonely bus on an open highway, the film follows Gloria’s journey—from her time in India as a young woman, to the founding of Ms. Magazine in New York, to her role in the rise of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s, to the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference, and beyond.

Cast of The Glorias

Cast of The Glorias. Photo by Dan McFadden, courtesy of Roadside Attractions And LD Entertainment

A $125 donation is required to attend this very special evening. This donation is considered 100 percent tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Please fill out the form below to make a contribution and reserve your ticket. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Space will be limited to 25 guests to facilitate audience participation and discussion. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join.

Please contact Caelan Fortes at [email protected] for any additional questions or concerns.