Kate Flannery: Strip Tees Reading

Tuesday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | Sordoni Art Gallery

Kingston, Pennsylvania native Kate Flannery will discuss her memoir Strip Tees and engage in a brief Q&A. Book signing to follow.

The reading is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is strongly encouraged. Free copies of the book are available for Wilkes students, faculty and staff.

About The Book

In her memoir Strip Tees, northeastern Pennsylvania native Kate Flannery tells the story of what happens when she arrives in Los Angeles at the turn of the new millennium with her degree in creative writing from Bryn Mawr College and the drive to climb the corporate fashion ladder.

Flannery’s feminist ideals meet the real world when she becomes part of the ad campaign at American Apparel. She begins to lose herself in a landscape of rowdy sex-positivity, racy photo shoots and a cultlike devotion to the unorthodox CEO and founder of the brand. As the line between sexual liberation and exploitation grows hazy, Flannery questions the company’s ethics and wrestles with her own.

Strip Tees captures a moment in our recent past that’s already sepia toned in nostalgia, and also paints a timeless portrait of a young woman who must choose between what business demands and self-respect requires.

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