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WED. FEB 8TH 7 - 9PM

Join PINE Magazine Wednesday, February 8th from 7 - 9pm for BRAZEN WOMEN IN CONVERSATION. Founders Anna Cone and Laurie Cone will moderate the discussion featuring contributing writers Anna Burckhardt, Gabrielle Octavia Rucker and Nuar Alsadir. Cocktails and conversation will take place in the GRAB BACK feminist reading lounge. 

PINE Magazine believes unabashed is beautiful, un-retouched is brave, facades are cowardly, a printed piece beats an online piece, and talent shines. A tangible emporium of aptitude, PINE is a non-virtual, non-glossy magazine, featuring artists, musicians, writers, directors, designers, rebels, dreamers, and pioneers. The inaugural issue creates a platform for women only, venerating female creatives, past and present. Debuting with a “Brazen” theme, PINE pays tribute to brave and talented women, extolling those who choose to be vulnerable, who live with force, and who generously share their talent. PINE proclaims: here’s to the steadfast, the blatant, and the saucy! 

About the panel:
Anna Burckhardt is a researcher and writer from Bogotá, Colombia. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Universidad de los Andes and a Master of Arts in Visual Culture from New York University. She is currently a twelve-month Intern at The Museum of Modern Art, where she is working on the museum's first exhibition on fashion and design in seventy years. Anna is based in Brooklyn, NY, and lives her life under the gospel of Sleater-Kinney. 

Gabrielle Octavia Rucker is a writer hailing from the Great Lakes. She is a 2016 Kimbilio Fiction Writing Fellow and has been featured in Strolling Series (USA), a short documentary series that aims to connect the scattered and untold stories of the Black/African diaspora. Her writing has appeared in Lenny Letter, PINE, Two Serious Ladies, Sunday Kinfolk, mater mea and more. Gabrielle currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where she can often be found on the subway aggressively cursing under her breath.

Nuar Alsadir is a poet, writer, and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Grand Street, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry London and The Poetry Review. Her collection of poems, More Shadow Than Bird, was published in 2012, and she has a second collection, Fourth Person Singular, forthcoming this spring. She is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and is on the faculty at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

About the founders:
Laurie Cone is the co-founder and executive editor of PINE Magazine. She studied film at Boston University before working at New York City's The Jewish Museum for five years. She then earned a Costume Studies Masters degree at New York University, composing a thesis detailing the cultural implications of American-made denim and jeans’ superpower abilities to morph and thrive. She was selected to present her denim conclusions at the University’s Visual Culture Symposium in 2014. Her words have appeared in Bias: Journal of Dress Practice, Atlas Magazine and on Stylesight. Besides denim, Laurie loves music and anything vintage--she is a huge Dylan fan, never tiring of his killer one-liners, and The Rolling Stones, never passing up the chance to watch Jagger shake his ass, and her heart beats faster when she enters a cluttered antique/junk shop.

Anna Cone is the co-founder and Creative Director of PINE Magazine. She is a photographer and digital collage artist living in Brooklyn and dreaming of Paris. Through her work, she seeks to glorify all women, not just those deemed worthy due to their youth, size, and conventional beauty. Her pictures have appeared in Adult Magazine: Exposures, Creem, Wolf, and Schon Magazines. She is stimulated by psychic readings, 70s vampires and witches, old master paintings, surrealist films, 19th century Spiritualism, radical women and the body. When not photographing, Anna loves eating and drinking, preferably outdoors.

About GRAB BACK: PES Feminist Incubator Space
GRAB BACK: Feminist Incubator Space is an impromptu series of short-term residencies, happenings, conversations, performances, and public discourses focusing on the empowerment and freedom of women. Prompted by mainstream attention to what has become a normalized climate of hyper-misogyny, rape culture, and dehumanization of women and women of color, GRAB BACK is a means of cultivating productive and critical intersectional dialogue and is a response to violence against humanity. The GRAB BACK: PES Feminist Incubator Space will continue through June 2017.








Earlier Event: December 9
Winter Bacchanal Benefit