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Award-Winning Writer Gina Barreca to Give Reading Oct. 8

Memoirist and humorist Gina Barreca will give a reading at Westminster School Oct. 8 as part of the Friday Nights at Westminster series of readings and concerts held during the academic year. The other reader will be Sung Min Cho ’22, the winner of the 2020-2021 Brian Ford Writing Prize, awarded by the English Department to the best writer in the Fifth Form class.
Barreca has appeared on “20/20,” “The Today Show,” CNN, the BBC, “Dr. Phil,” NPR and “Oprah” to discuss gender, power, politics and humor. She is the author of “If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?” “It’s Not That I’m Bitter, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World,” the bestselling “They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor” and “Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League.”
In addition to her award-winning columns for the Hartford Courant, she has written for The New York Times, Independent, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cosmopolitan and Harvard Business Review. Barreca is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut and winner of the university’s highest award for excellence in teaching. 
Barreca’s reading at Westminster will take place from 7-8 p.m. in Werner Centennial Center. It is free and open to vaccinated members of the public with advance registration by emailing with the number of people attending. Reservations may be made until the day before the event, and space may be limited. Ample parking will be available in the parking lot adjacent to Armour Academic Center.
The Michael Cervas Visiting Writers Program, which includes the Friday Nights at Westminster series, is supported by generous gifts from the Ford-Goldfarb English Department Enrichment Fund, the McKinley Fund, the Connell Fund and the Friday Nights at Westminster Fund.

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