Discussion on Transforming Women's Lived Realities into Fictional Stories

Discussion on Transforming Women's Lived Realities into Fictional Stories

Join us for a dialogue with two authors and WISC Fellows, Jill Koenigsdorf and Ozlem Ezer, who will be discussing their experiences as writers and their process of blending facts and fiction while also honoring the stories of the women they write about.


October 27, 2014
3:30 - 4:30 PM

501 Halona Street
Santa Fe, NM
Please RSVP to Elora Way, WISC Program Coordinator, by Friday, October 24, 2014, by emailing her at eway.wisc@gmail.com or calling 505-983-6538.

About the Fellows

Ozlem Ezer
Ozlem Ezer believes reading and writing are inseparable parts of her identity. She studied English Language and Literature at Bogazici University in Istanbul, and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in women's and gender studies at METU, Ankara and York University in Toronto, respectively. Ozlem has taught English Literature, Sociology and English as a Second Language at various universities since 1997. Her deepest passion is for studying women's lives in their own words. She has developed an expertise in life writing as a result, and her interest in recording and capturing lives significantly shapes her academic and personal writing.
Jill Koenigsdorf
Jill Koenigsdorf has been writing since the age of ten. Jill began her undergraduate degree at Bard College in New York, found her way to Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO and ultimately earned her B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1980. Her novel, Phoebe & The Ghost of Chagall was published by MacAdam Cage in November of 2012, and is forthcoming in paperback from Dzanc Publishers.  Jill is currently at work on her second novel, RADIANCE, which follows three generations of women whose lives have been affected by radium.


Can't make it to this Fellow-in-Residence Discussion? Don't worry! More Fellows' Discussions are scheduled for this Fall. We will be in touch via email and post upcoming events on FacebookTwitter and the WISC website