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Anjali Singh and Sarah Mirk in Conversation

Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

The University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) is partnering with Comics Studies to present literary agent Anjali Singh and graphic journalist Sarah Shay Mirk in conversation on Nov. 2. The event is part of CSWS’s year-long 50th anniversary programming on the theme of “feminist futures.”

Before becoming an agent, Singh worked as an editor at Vintage Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simon & Schuster and as editorial director at Other Press. Best known for having championed and successfully acquired Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Singh has helped to launch the literary careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Samantha Hunt, Preeta Samarasan, Brigid Pasulka, and Saleem Haddad, among others.

Mirk is a graphic journalist, editor, educator, the author of Guantanamo Voices (Abrams 2020), which Kirkus called “extraordinary… an eye-opening, damning indictment of one of America’s worst trespasses.” and co-author of the forthcoming Drawn from the Margins: The Power of Graphic Journalism (Abrams 2024). Mirk is also a zine-maker and instructor in Portland State University’s MFA program in Art and Social Practice, and their comics have been featured in The Nib, The New Yorker, Bitch Magazine, and NPR.

On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, Singh and Mirk will discuss their groundbreaking careers in publishing. The talk and reception will be held 5–7 p.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St., Eugene. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP your attendance here.

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