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Save the Date: A Conference for Binders Full of Women Writers

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On October 11-12, 2014, Binders Full of Women Writers is hosting: “Out of the Binders: a Symposium On Women Writers Today”. Scheduled to take place in New York City, the event will feature “panel discussions on women in the newsroom, starting to write after forty, and challenges faced by women writers of color,” according to the event’s Kickstarter page.

The page also promises “professional development workshops on pitching and accounting for freelancers; literary agent speed dating; and networking opportunities for everyone from journalism and creative writing students to new freelancers to seasoned professionals.” Jezebel founder Anna Holmes, SheWrites founder Kamy Wicoff, and authors Tayari Jones and Imogen Binnie are among the Binders slated to be in the building.

Founded as a Facebook group in response to VIDAweb.org findings that male writers are disproportionately reviewed by disproportionately male book reviews — and a joking nod to 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s memorable assertion that he had sought and found “binders full of women” who could have filled posts in his cabinet when he was Governor of Massachusetts — the instantly viral network of scribes, editors, and publishing industry professionals has since spun off into multiple groups around genre and professional focus.

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