Harvardwood Salon with Winnie M. Li AB '00 (Novelist & Producer)
Author, activist, and former film producer Winnie M Li AB ’00 joins us from London for this exclusive Harvardwood Salon where we’ll discuss the ongoing #MeToo phenomenon in Hollywood. The Harvardwood Salon Series gives attendees the unique opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion with the featured guest in an intimate setting.
January 11, 2018 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Location to be given upon confirmed registration
Los Angeles, CA
$15/attendee - Attendees will cover their own food & drink at dinner
Please contact Harvardwood at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to register.
Author, activist, and former film producer Winnie M Li AB ’00 joins us from London for this exclusive Harvardwood Salon where we’ll discuss the ongoing #MeToo phenomenon in Hollywood. How far-reaching is this watershed moment and what are the implications for gender equality, employment practices, and storytelling within the creative industries? How did predatory behavior become so common in professional power structures, and what can be done in the future to ensure safer, less exploitative workplaces where all voices and talents can thrive? Winnie’s piece for The Guardian is a good starting point—read it here.
The Harvardwood Salon Series gives attendees the unique opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion with the featured guest in an intimate setting. Salons are only open to Harvardwood Members & Friends. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out how you may attend.
Winnie M. Li AB '00 Novelist (DARK CHAPTER) & Producer
Winnie’s debut novel Dark Chapter was recently published to great acclaim, and is inspired by her own 2008 rape (but told equally from perspectives of victim and perpetrator). In the UK, it won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize by public vote, and will be translated into eight languages Prior to her assault, Winnie worked in the film industry as a producer in London and worked on six feature films and an Oscar-nominated short. She later moved into film festival programming and theme park design, before deciding to write her novel. She is also pursuing a PhD at the London School of Economics, on the impact of social media on public discourses about rape.
Read Winnie's Harvardwood alum profile!
Purchase a copy of DARK CHAPTER here and bring it with you for Winnie to sign!