About Women - Françoise Gilot in conversation with Lisa Alther


Jan. 28 2016, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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VENUE: La Maison Française New York University

ADDRESS: 16 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003, USA

Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot, who have been friends for more than twenty-five years, are the authors of About Women: Conversations between a Writer and a Painter (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2015). Although from different backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and different generations, they found they have a great deal in common as women who managed to support themselves with careers in the arts while simultaneously balancing the obligations of work and parenthood.

About Women is their extended discussion about everything important to them: their childhoods, the impact of war on their lives and their work, and their views on love, style, self-invention, feminism, and child rearing. They also discuss the creative impulse and the importance of art as they ponder what it means to be a woman. 

Their discussion at La Maison Française will be in English.


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