September 16, 2016

What Is Political Writing?

We live in an age of burgeoning social movements and arguably a golden age of political writing. But there is little agreement about what this writing is or should do. Should writers ally with movements or stand apart from them? How much should writing about politics deal with affects and emotions, and how much with tactics and strategies? What is the place of politics in cultural criticism and reportage? And how do new forms of reading and transmitting political writing affect the discourse and practice of politics? Join Dayna Tortorici, Jia Tolentino, Doreen St. Félix, and Adam Shatz for a discussion of the present and future of political writing, moderated by Nikil Saval.

The event is free and open to the public.

7 PM, September 16, 2016
68 Jay Street #405
Brooklyn, NY 11201

RSVP on Facebook and via email to The event is currently at capacity, but we’ll add your name to the waitlist.

Nikil Saval is a coeditor of n+1 and the author of Cubed.

Adam Shatz is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books.

Doreen St. Félix is a writer at MTV News.

Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at

Dayna Tortorici is a a coeditor of n+1.