Biography and memoir writing have been transformed by feminist understandings of women in society. Members of the New York-based Women Writing Women’s Lives Seminar (WWWL) have contributed to these changes, through their many books, for 25 years. Meeting monthly, these writers, scholars, academics, journalists, novelists, and filmmakers discuss their work and explore new ways of telling women’s stories.
On October 2, 2015, the 25th Anniversary WWWL Conference took place in Manhattan, NY. This video is of the second panel, “Telling the Life Story,” which I took part in along with Betty Boyd Caroli, Ruth Franklin and Gail Levin.