Wild Detectives presents Women Galore
The Wild Detectives bookshop and bar in Oak Cliff brings back its month-long feminist literary arts festival, Women Galore. This second annual event expands to include new neighborhood partners in Bishop Arts District and features headlining authors including Chris Kraus (I Love Dick), Jessa Crispin (Why I’m Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto) and Sady Doyle (Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... and Why).
Created as a way for their bookshop to combat the gender inequity in the publishing industry, Women Galore was the brainchild of The Wild Detectives and Lauren Smart. This year the festival focuses in on concepts of feminism, hoping to spur conversation, as well as action. Through the various authors and events, questions like "What does it mean to be a feminist?" "What does it mean to participate in feminism?" "What does it mean to write a feminist book?" and "To live a feminist life?" will be asked.
House Party Theatre returns to the festival with a three night run of DAMNsels and a special female-forward edition of their popular Thirsty Thursdays event. At the end of the month Goat Song Collective presents an evening of feminist literary readings featuring local luminaries reading their favorite feminist texts. Other partners include Arts Mission, Women Texas Film Festival, and Oil & Cotton.