Wise and Witty: Samantha Irby, Scaachi Koul and Jenny Allen in conversation with Tricia Bobeda
This trio of women deploy humor as a sharp weapon. Their comedic first-person essays are both art form and social commentary. Known for her blog, “Bitches Gotta Eat,” Irby’s new collection is “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.” Writer and performer Jenny Allen’s debut “Would Everybody Please Stop?” follows her popular one-woman show, “I Got Sick Then I Got Better,” and her hilarious New Yorker essays about the potholes of midlife. The daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada, Scaachi Koul is a senior writer at BuzzFeed Canada. Her essays have appeared in The New Yorker, and in her debut, “One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter,” she writes about being an outsider in what she describes as “a land of ice and casual racism." Leading this discussion is Tricia Bobeda, co-host of the Nerdette podcast and senior editor of digital for WBEZ.
Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Jones College Prep/South Auditorium
Samantha Irby writes a blog called “bitches gotta eat.”
Jenny Allen is the author of WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE STOP? She lives on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Scaachi Koul was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and is a senior writer at BuzzFeed Canada. Her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Hairpin, The Globe and Mail, and Jezebel. One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is her first book.
Tricia Bobeda (Moderator)
Tricia Bobeda is the co-host of WBEZ's Nerdette Podcast and Senior Editor of Digital.